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SEC. 24. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

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CHAP. LII.- An Act relative to highways in Los Angeles

County.

[Approved February 8, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Supervisors SECTION 1. Each Supervisor of Los Angeles County shall Commission be ex officio Commissioner of Highways for his own district,

and shall have the same power and perform the same duties Highways.

as heretofore pertained to the office of County Commissioner

of Highways for said county. Compensa- SEC. 2. Each of said Supervisors shall receive the same

compensation for services rendered under this Act as is now paid him for the performance of the other duties of his

office. Road poll- SEC. 3. Every male inhabitant of said county, except

inhabitants of cities and incorporated towns, between the ages of twenty-one and fifty years, shall pay annually a road poll-tax of two dollars in coin for highway purposes; provided, the same is paid before the first of January each year,

but if not paid before said day it shall be three dollars. Bridges and SEC. 4. All persons excavating irrigating ditches across ditches.

pubiic highways in sard county, are required to bridge said ditches at such crossings, and upon neglect to do so the Overseer of Highways for that road district shall construct the same, and recover the cost of constructing of such persons by action at law in his official name, before any Court of competent jurisdiction.

SEC. 5. All persons who shall be irrigating land, and shall permit the waste water to overflow the highways, shall, on notification by the Overseer of Highways, repair the damages occasioned by such overflow, and upon his neglect to do so forth with, the Overseer of the district shall make such repairs and recover the expense thereof against such person

by action, as provided in the previous section, Liabilities of SEC. 6. Every person or corporation indebted to one in employers. his employ subject to road poll-tax shall, upon demand, pay

said poll-tax to the Overseer of Highways, and shall become liable therefore after service upon him, in writing, of a notice by the Road Overseer, stating the name of such person, and a receipt of such road poll-tax from the Overseer shall be conclusive evidence of credit to the employer as against the employé.

SEC. 7. The Road Overseer shall collect all road poll-tax poll-taxes. in the manner provided for the collection of other poll-taxes,

and pay the same over to the County Treasurer in the same manner as other taxes are paid over, and for the services rendered in the collection of said road poll-taxes shall receive the sum of fifteen (15) per cent.

Waste water.

Collection of road

SEC. 8. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with, or contravening the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 9. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. LIII.-An Act to regulate the distribution and use of the road-tax in and for the County of Stanislaus.

[Approved February 9, 1876.] 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 ApportionStanislaus, State of California, must, at the regular February Roul Fund. term of said Board, in each year, distribute the moneys in the County Road Fund of said county to the different Road District Funds, pro rata, in proportion to the indebtedness of each road district, until such indebtedness is fully paid, after which no further distribution shall take place.

SEC. 2. The County Treasurer of the County of Stanislaus Treasurer's shall place the funds collected from all sources for road purposes in said county in the General Road Fund, to be used for road purposes and to be paid out by him upon warrants drawn upon said fund by the County Auditor, upon the order of the Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 3. On and after the first day of February, A. D. Warrants. eighteen hundred and seventy six, all warrants for road purposes, in the several road districts in said county, shall be drawn upon and paid out of the General Road Fund of said county

SEC. 4. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect immediately.

duties,

CHAP. LIV.- An Act to fix the compensation of Road Overseer

in San Mateo County, and in relation to the road poll-tax thereof.

[Approved February 9, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Each Road Overseer of the County of San CompensaMateo shall receive, from money coming into his hands, in of Rused belonging to his road district, the sum of three ($3) dollars for each day's service performed by him, to be credited and ordered paid by the Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 2. Every male inhabitant of a road district in said Labor on county, over twenty-one and under fifty years of age, must

roads.

perform two days' labor annually upon the roads and highways of the district, under the demand and direction of the Road Overseer thereof, or pay such Overseer a commutation fee of two (82) dollars.

SEC. 3. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. LV.-An Act to annex Woods' Island, in Brannan

School District, Sacramento County, to Rio Vista School
District, Solano County.

[Approved February 9, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Woods' Island, in Brannan School District, Sacramento County, is hereby annexed to and shall be a part of Rio Vista School District, Solano County, for school purposes only.

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

Annexation.

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

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

Penalty.

CHAP. LVIII.- An Act to protect lumber manufacturers.

[Approved February 9, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Every person who maliciously drives into, or places within anv saw-log, shingle-bolt, or other wood, any iron, steel, or other substance sufficiently bard to injure saws, knowing that the said saw-log, shingle-bolt, or other wood, is intended by the owner thereof to be manufactured into any kind of lumber, is guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison not less than one nor more than five years.

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

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CHAP. LIX.–An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act pre

scribing the manner of apportioning school moneys in Siskiyou, Modoc, and Sonoma Counties, approved March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

[Approved February 9, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Section two of said Act is hereby amended so County as to read as follows: Section 2. The School Superintend - Superin: ents of said counties must apportion the State and county school moneys belonging to the counties, respectively, in the manner following, to wit:

First—To each school census child in maximum districts, Apportionthere must be apportioned an equal amount.

SecondTo each school census child in districts having Same. ninety such children and less than one hundred, there must be apportioned once and one-tenth times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

ThirdTo each school census child in districts having Same. eighty and less than ninety such children there must be apportioned once and two-tenths times the amount apportioned to each child in maximum districts.

Fourth-To each school census child in districts having Same. seventy such children and less than eighty, there must be apportioned once and three-tenths times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

FifthTo each school census child in districts having sixty Same. such children and less than seventy, there must be apportioned once and four-tenths times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

Sixth-To each school census child in districts having fifty Sume. such children and less than sixty, there must be apportioned once and five-tenths times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

Seventh-To each school census child in districts having Same. forty such children and less than fifty, there must be apportioned once and six-tenths times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

Eighth-To each school census child in districts having Same. thirty and less than forty such children, there must be apportioned once and seven-tenths times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

NinthTo each school census child in districts having Same. twenty and less than thirty such children, there must be apportioned once and eight-tenths times the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts.

Tenth-To each school census child in districts having less Samo. than twenty such children, there must be apportioned double the amount apportioned to each such child in maximum districts; provided, that no district of any number of census children shall receive a greater amount of school money

than a district of a greater number of census children; and provided, that no district shall receive, exclusive of the library fund, a sum less than three hundred dollars.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect iinmediately.

Compensation,

CHAP. LX.- An Act concerning the office of County Surveyor of

the County of Santa Cruz.

[Approved February 9, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The County Surveyor of Santa Cruz County shall receive for his services the same fees and compensation as are allowed the County Surveyors in the several counties of Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Alameda, Tulare, and Kern, as provided for in section twenty-five (25) of an Act entitled an Act to regulate fees of office and salaries of certain officers and to repeal certain other Acts in relation thereto, approved March fifth (5th), eighteen hundred and seventy (1870).

SEC. 2. So much of said Act entitled an Act to regulate fees of office and salaries of certain officers, and to repeal certain other Acts in relation thereto, approved March fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy (1870), as may be in conflict with the provisions of this Act, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. LXI.-An Act fixing the salary of District Attorney of

Humboldt County.

[Approved February 9, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. From and after the first Monday in March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, the District Attorney of Humboldt County shall receive a salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum, payable monthly, out of the Salary Fund of Humboldt County.

Salary.

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