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the southerly end of section five, division number one thereof; and five thousand dollars thereof, and all that remains, if any, of the twenty thousand dollars provided for the completion of the road from Ferndale down the coast by way of Petrolia, shall be laid out and expended by the Board of Supervisors in such manner as they shall deem best in the laying out and construction of a road from the southerly end of said section five, division number one, over the most practicable route to Gaberville, on the south fork of Eel River.
SEC. 10. The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County Rosul com- shall, within sixty days after the passage of this Act, appoint missioners to two Commissioners, and within the same time the Board of
Supervisors of Mendocino County shall appoint one Commissioner, who shall not be a resident of Calpella, Little Lake, or Round Valley Township, and said Commissioners, or a majority of them, shall locate said road from a point near Blöck's store, in Humboldt County, over the best and most practical route, either to a point near the Widow Wilson's dwelling in Ten-mile Valley, Mendocino County; or from Block's store, thence on the nearest and most practicable route to a point on the boundary line between Mendocino and Trinity Counties, where the road running north from Covela, in Mendocino County, intersects said boundary line; provided, said Commissioners may adopt the survey made by R. F. Herrick, in eighteen hundred and seventyfour, or any part thereof, made under and by virtue of said Act, approved February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four; and may employ an engineer if they deem his services necessary. The Commissioners heretofore appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, under and by virtue of said Act, approved February twentyeighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, or any other three Commissioners that may be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, which Board is hereby authorized to appoint to locate a road from the Town of Ferndale to the county line between Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, shall have power, and it shall be their duty, if so directed by the Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, and subject to their approval, to alter or change so much of the location of said road as may be necessary to make the same more serviceable. All said roads, excepting the one last provided for in section nine of this Act, which is to connect the southerly end of section five, division number one, of the Coast range wagon road with Gaberville, on the south fork of Eel River, shall be at least ten feet wide, at least eight feet thereof shall be solid ground, and the grade or ascent and descent shall not exceed twenty-two inches to the rod. Said Commissioners shall divide the distances into sections of five miles each, each section to be designated by a stake
plainly marked and numbered. Said Commissioners are Engineer. authorized to employ a competent engineer, in case his ser
vices are required, and shall, within twenty days after their appointment, proceed to survey and locate said roads, and make and file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
of Humboldt County reports of such survey and locations, together with maps and field notes, and an estimate of the cost of construction of each section of said roads; and the same shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Mendocino County, so far as said roads, or either of them, shall be located in Mendocino County.
Sec. 11. Upon the filing of said reports, the Clerk of the Report of Board of Supervisors shall notify each member of the Board Sonsof Supervisors of the County of Humboldt thereof, and on the tenth day after the filing thereof it shall be the duty of said Board to meet at their usual place of meeting in said Humboldt County. At such meeting they shall advertise ruled profor sealed proposals for the construction of said road or roads, puosals. in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and shall fix the time within which the work shall be completed. Said advertisement shall be published for three successive weeks, and shall call for separate bids for each section of said road or roads in Humboldt County so advertised; shall state the manner in which the work is to be done, the time allowed for the completion, and shall state, at a date therein named, at twelve o'clock M., that the Board will proceed to consider all bids received under this section. At the time named in the advertisement for opening the bids, each bidder shall furnish the Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County with the names of persons he can give as security for the completion of the contract according to his bid, with the written consent of such persons to become such security.
SEC. 12. All contracts for the construction of said road or contracts. roads shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; provided, the Board of Supervisors shall have power to reject any and all bids.
SEC. 13. Each bidder to whom a contract shall be awarded, Bond of shall execute a bond, with two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, made payable to the County of Humboldt, in a penal sum equal to the amount bid, conditioned for the faithful performance of the work, but no contract shall be withheld if the bidder shall, within five days after a bond has been rejected, tender other and sufficient bond as provided by this Act.
SEC. 14. When a contract shall bave been completed the CommisCommissioners, or a majority of them, shall, within twenty examine days after receiving notice thereof, examine the work and, if work. done in accordance with the contract, accept the same, and report their acceptance, with a report, duly verified, that they have examined the work and find it completed in all respects according to the contract; whereupon the Board of Supervisors shall order warrants drawn on the Treasurer, payable out of said Wagon Road Fund Number Two, for all money due on such contract.
SEC. 15. The Commissioners shall receive as compensation compensa for their services a sum to be fixed by the Board of Supervisors, not exceeding five dollars per day for the time actually engaged. Each county shall pay its own Commissioners, and if the commission shall deem it advisable to select the route from Block's store to Ten-mile Valley, then Mendocino
tion of ('ommissioners.
County shall pay of the expense in the location of said road in proportion to the number of days the Commissioners shall be engaged in Mendocino County bears to the whole time employed in the location thereof, to be determined by said Commissioners. The engineer employed, if any, shall receive a compensation for his services, to be fixed by the Commissioners.
SEC. 16. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. LXXIV.-An Act to authorize the Mayor and Common
Council of the City of Los Angeles to pay a certain indebtedness created by the former Board of Water Commissioners of said city.
[Approved February 12, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Mayor and Common Council of the City Council"to of Los Angeles are hereby authorized to pay all those warpay certain rants issued by the Board of Water Commissioners of the
City of Los Angeles, created by an Act approved the second day of April, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy, which warrants appear protested on the books of the Treasurer of said city, and amounting to the sum of seven thousand five
hundred and seventy-two dollars and sixty cents. Levying of SEC. 2. The said Mayor and Common Council may pay
the said indebtedness in the following manner, to wit: at the time the said Mayor and Common Council may levy its first annual tax after the passage of this Act they may levy a tax sufficient to pay one-half said protested warrants, and said tax may be levied and collected in the manner provided by law for the ordinary levying and collecting of the ordinary taxes in that municipality.
SEC. 3. The Mayor and Common Council are hereby Counds to be authorized to create a special fund, to be called “the Los
Angeles Water Commissioners' Indebtedness Fund," and the City Treasurer of Los Angeles City shall keep a separate account for said fund, and all moneys collected pursuant
hereto on said tax shall be paid into said fund. Redemption SEC. 4. Whenever there is any money in said fund the of warrants. City Treasurer shall redeem therewith said warrants pro
tested as above set forth, according to the date of their presentation and protest for want of payment, beginning with those first protested and so redeeming until said fund be exhausted.
Sec. 5. The said City Treasurer shall then render his report of the amount of warrants so redeemed and deliver
them to said Common Council to be destroyed. Redemption SEC. 6. The said Mayor and Common Council may then,
at the time they levy their next annual tax for said municipality, levy a tax sufficient to redeem the balance of said
Treasurer to report.
warrants, which tax may be levied and collected and paid out for the redemption of the balance of said warrants above set forth.
SEC. 7. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. LXXV.-An Act to repeal an Act entitled “ An Act to
amend an Act entitled an Act concerning roads and highways in Sonoma County, approved March twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-two," and to repeal certain new sections added to said Act, approved March twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
[Approved February 14, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Sections eighty-two, eighty-three, eighty-four, Repeal of and new sections eighty-five, eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty- sections. eight, eighty-nine, and ninety, of said Act, are hereby repealed.
SEC. 2. The repeal of said sections of said Act shall not How conbe construed so as to affect any bonds sold, contracts entered strued. into, or liability incurred in pursuance of the provisions of the above-named Act.
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. LXXVI.—[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]
CHAP. LXXVII.- An Act to provide for the payment of certain
indebtedness incurred by the Directors of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Asylum.
[Approved February 15, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars is appropriahereby appropriated, out of any money in the State treasury tmporary not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to the Directors of the building. Deaf and Dumb and Blind Asylum, and to be expended by them in the repayment of loans made to the said Directors by the Union Savings Bank of Oakland, for the purpose of erecting and furnishing, for the use and comfort of the pupils
of the said asylum, a temporary building, made necessary by the fire of January seventeenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, which destroyed the main buildings of the said asylum.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect on and after its passage.
CHAP. LXXVIII.—[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]
Supervisors authorized to procure ship and
Chap. LXXIX.–An Act to establish and maintain a trainingship in the City and County of San Francisco.
[Approved February 15, 1876.]
Assembly, do enact as follows:
ship, of suitable size and tonnage, with all the necessary equipments. tackle, furniture, and equipments, provided said ship can be
obtained without expense to said city and county, on board of which to instruct boys in practical seamanship and navigation, to be called a training-ship. Said ship shall cruise at least fifteen days in each month, in order that the pupils may acquire a thorough knowledge of nautical evolutions by experience and practice. When not engaged in cruising she shall be anchored in the Bay of San Francisco, within the corporate limits of said city and county. Said Board shall supply said ship with all the materials and implements necessary to give to said boys a proper and efficient nautical education; and the said Board is hereby authorized to apply to the United States Government for the use of a vessel and supplies for the purposes above mentioned, and to accept therefrom any vessel, together with its necessary tackle, furniture, and equipments, which the said Government may assign to said city and county, to be used for the purposes contemplated by this Act; and to accept the services of any officers or men which said Government may detail for service on board of any such vessel, and upon such terms and conditions, consistent with the provisions of this Act, as the said Government may prescribe.
SEC. 2. Said training-ship shall be under the general management of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, who shall appoint as one of their standing committees a committee of three of their members, to be called the “ Training-ship Committee," who shall, subject to the approval of the said Board of Supervisors, prescribe terms and conditions of service; provided, that no boys shall be received on board of said ship as punishment, or in
Ship to be under the management of Supervisors.