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1. Butte. 2. Calaveras 3. Colusa 4. Contra Costa 5. Eldorado 6. Los Angeles 7. Marin 8. Mariposa 9. Mendocino 10. Monterey II. Napa. 12. Sacramento 13. San Diego 14. San Francisco 15. San Joaquin 16. San Luis Obispo 17. Santa Barbara . 18. Santa Clara . 19. Santa Cruz 20. Shasta 21. Solano 22. Sonoma 23. Sutter 24. Trinity 25. Tuolumne 26. Yolo 27. Yuba. 28. Nevada 29. Placer.

Feb. 18, 1850 San Andreas Feb. 18, 1850 Colusa

Feb. 18, 1850 Martinez x

Feb. 18, 1850 Placerville

Feb. 18, 1850 Los Angeles

Feb. 18, 1850 San Rafael

Feb. 18, 1850 Mariposa

Feb. 18, 1850 Ukiah

Feb. 18, 1850 Salinas

Feb. 18, 1850 Napa

Feb. 18, 1850 Sacramentot

Feb. 18, 1850 San Diego

Feb. 18, 1850 San Francisco Feb. 18, 1850 Stockton t

Feb. 18, 1850 San Luis Obispo | Feb. 18, 1850 Santa Barbara + Feb. 18, 1850 San José

Feb. 18, 1850 Santa Cruz

Feb. 18, 1850 Redding

Feb. 18, 1850 Fairfield

Feb. 18, 1850 Santa Rosa

Feb. 18, 1850 Yuba City

Feb. 18, 1850 Weaverville 'rt Feb. 18, 1850 Sonora

Feb. 18, 1850 Woodland

Feb. 18, 1850 Marysville

Feb. 18, 1850 Nevada City April 25, 1851 Auburn

April 25, 1851

1,764

990 1,080

750 1,891 3,9571

516 1,580 3,400 3,450

800 1,007 4,377

42 1,370 3,500 2,450 1,355

425 4,050

911 1,540

611 3,276 2,282 1,017

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958 1,484

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30. Siskiyou 31. Sierra 32. Tulare! 33. Alameda 34. San Bernardino 35. Humboldt 36. Plumas 37. Stanislaus 38. Amador 39. Merced 40. Tehama 41. Fresno 42. San Mateo 43. Del Norte 44. Mono. 45. Lake 46. Alpine 47. Lassen 48. Inyo 49. Kern 50. Ventura 51. San Benito 52. Modoc 53. Orange 54. Glenn 55. Madera 56. Riverside 57. Kings . 58. Imperial

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Mar. 22, 1852 Downieville

April 16, 1852 Visalia 4

April 20, 1852 Oakland

Mar. 25, 1853 San Bernardino April 26, 1853 Eureka

May 12, 1853 Quincy

Mar. 18, 1854 Modesto

April 1, 1854 Jackson

May 11, 1854 Merced

April 19, 1855 Red Blufft April 9, 1856 Fresno i

April 19, 1856 Redwood City + April 19, 1856 Crescent City + Mar. 2, 1857 Bridgeport

April 24, 1861 Lakeport et May 20, 1861 Markleeville Mar. 16, 1864 Susanville

April 1, 1864 Independence 4 Mar. 22, 1866 Bakersfield

1866 San Buenaventurat Mar. 22, 1872 Hollister 4 Feb. 12, 1874 Alturas

Feb. 17, 1874 Santa Ana L

Mar. II, 1889 Willows H 나

Mar. II, 1891 Madera

Mar. 11, 1893 Riverside

Mar. 11, 1893 Hanford

Mar. 22, 1893 El Centro

Aug. 15, 1907

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910 4,863

840 20,055 3,507 2,361 1,486

568 1,750 3,200 5,606

470 1,546 2,796 1,332

575 4,750 10,224 8,159 1,850 1,476 4,097

780 1,460 2,140 7,008 1,260 4,140

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II. COUNTIES IN THE ORDER OF THEIR POPULATION

The number at the left in each case indicates the class to which the county belongs (Statutes of 1911, page 97). The populations given are according to the census of 1910.

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1. Los Angeles

504,131

30. Ventura 2. San Francisco

416,912 31. Placer 3. Alameda

246,131 | 32. Kings 4. Santa Clara

83,539 33. Merced 5. Fresno.

75,657 34. Nevada 6. Sacramento

67,806 | 35. Yolo 7. San Diego

61,665 | 36. Imperial . 8. San Bernardino

56,706 37. Tehama 9. San Joaquin .

50,731 38. Yuba 10. Sonoma

48,394 39. Tuolumne II. Kern

37,715 40. Calaveras 12. Tulare

35,440 | 41. Amador. 13. Riverside

34,696 42. Madera 14. Orange

34,436 43. San Benito . 15. Humboldt

33,857 44. Colusa 16. Contra Costa

31,674 45. Eldorado 17. Santa Barbara

27,738 46. Glenn 18. Solano

27,559 47. Inyo 19. Butte

27,301 | 48. Sutter 20. San Mateo

26,585 | 49. Modoc 21. Santa Cruz

26,14050. Lake 22. Marin

25,114 51. Plumas 23. Monterey

24,146 52. Lassen 24. Mendocino

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53. Sierra 25. Stanislaus

22,522 54. Mariposa 26. Napa

19,800 55. Trinity 27. San Luis Obispo

19,383 56. Del Norte 28. Shasta .

18,920 57. Mono 29. Siskiyou

18,801 | 58. Alpine
Total population of California, 2,377,549.

18,347 18,237 16,230 15,148 14,955 13,926 13,591 11,401 10,042 9,979 9,171 9,086 8,368 8,041 7,732 7,492 7,172 6,974 6,328 6,191 5,526 5,259 4,802 4,098 3,956 3,301 2,417 2,042

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The following is an outline of the freeholders' charter adopted by the voters of Los Angeles county, November 5, 1912. It was approved by the legislature, and went into effect on the first Monday in June, 1913.

Officers elected by Districts: One Supervisor by each of the five supervisorial districts.

Officers elected at Large: Sheriff, District Attorney, Assessor. The term of office is four years.

Elections: Two Supervisors are to be elected at the regular November election in 1914, 1918, etc.; and three in 1916, 1920, etc. The District Attorney is to be elected in 1914 for two years, and in 1916, 1920, etc.,

for four years. The Sheriff and Assessor are to be elected in 1914, 1918, etc. Primary and other elections are to be conducted according to general laws.

Board of Supervisors: The Board of Supervisors is the responsible head of the county government. The members receive $ 5000 a year each, and must give all of their time to the public service. The Board appoints the Auditor, County Board of Education, County Library Trustees, the Civil Service Commission consisting of three members, Coroner, County Clerk, County Counsel, Fish and Game Warden, Health Officer, Horticultural Commissioner, Live Stock Inspector, Probation Committee, Probation Officer, Public Administrator, Public Defender, Purchasing Agent, Recorder, Registrar of Voters, Road Commissioner, Superintendent of Charities, Superintendent of Schools, Surveyor, Tax Collector, and Treasurer; and must appoint, or provide for the appointment of, other necessary officers and employees.

The Board must fix the salaries of all county officers and employees, except those of its own members, and of the members of the Civil Service Commission. All appointments, except to a few specified positions, must be according to civil service regulations. Appointive officers are chosen for indefinite periods of time, and may be dismissed at any time for cause.

Duties of Officers: The duties of most of the county officers are determined by state law. The Sheriff, in addition to his other duties, appoints and super

vises all constables in the county. The County Counsel gives legal advice on request to county officers, and is the attorney for the county in civil proceedings, the District Attorney being relieved of this work. The Public Defender is charged with the duty of defending in the courts all persons who are accused of crime and who are unable to employ private counsel. He must also protect and defend the civil rights of people who are unable to employ private counsel. The county will pay the costs of such suits as he finds it necessary to institute in their behalf.

The Courts : Superior Judges and Justices of the Peace are to be elected. The Supervisors determine the number of Justices of the Peace for each township.

The Recall: Both elective and appointive officers are subject to the Recall. The number of signatures required to begin proceedings is 15 per cent of the vote cast for Governor at the last election, if the office in question is to be filled by a vote of the entire county; or 25 per cent, if the office is to be filled by the vote of a district.

OUTLINE OF THE CHARTER OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

1913

Board of Supervisors : The Board consists of five members, elected by the county at large, one from each supervisorial district. The term of office is four years. Either two or three are elected at each regular county election. Elections are governed by general laws.

The Board is the responsible head of the county government. It appoints all other county officers, fixes such salaries as are not fixed by the charter, and may remove any officer at any time for cause. The chairman of the board is the chief executive officer of the county and is the county purchasing agent. He must give his entire time to his official duties.

Appointive Officers : The appointive officers are the usual county officers, and in addition a county Highway Commissioner, and a district Commissioner for each road district. The charter consolidates the following offices : District Attorney and Public Administrator, Sheriff and Coroner, Treasurer and Tax Collector, and Clerk and Recorder. Appointments are made for four years. The Board of Supervisors may provide for a Civil Service Board.

Township Officers: One Justice of the Peace and one Constable are to be elected in each township, each for four years. (Superior Judges are to be elected. They are regarded as state officers.)

The charter is to go into effect on the first Monday after January 1, 1915.

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