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conviction shall not prevent recoveries against such officer in civil action.

SEC. 21. The Board of Supervisors of the county shall consist of seven members. Each member shall be a resident and elector of the supervisor district which he represents, and shall hold his office for the term of four years. A special election shall be called by the Board of Supervisors, first having given public notice thereof in two newspapers printed in said county, for at least fifteen days before said election, to be conducted under the general election laws of the State, to be held on Monday the twenty-eighth day of February next, at which said election there shall be elected in their respective districts, three Supervisors to fill the vacancies occasioned by the expiration of the terms of those Supervisors whose terms of office expire on the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. The Supervisors so elected shall hold office from the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, until the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and eighty; the remaining members of the Board shall hold their office until the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight. All elections for Supervisors after the special election herein provided for, shall be at such general election as shall last precede the expiration of an official term. The official term of a Supervisor shall commence on the first Monday of March next succeeding his election.

SEC. 22. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 23. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. LXIV.-An Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act to incor

porate the Toun of Sutter Creek, in Amador County, approved March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

[Approved February 10, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. An Act entitled an Act to incorporate the Town of Sutter Creek, in Amador County, approved March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in power from and after its passage.

Repeal.

CHAP. LXV.-An Act to grant to C. F. Leavenworth, and his

assigns, the right to supply the inhabitants of the Town of Modesto with fresh water.

[Approved February 10, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The right is hereby granted to C. F. Leaven- Granting worth, and his assigns, to lay down suitable water-pipes in the pubes

. the Town of Modesto, in the County of Stanislaus, State of California, for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of said town with pure and wholesome water, and for that purpose to make all such excavations on and through all such high ways and streets as may be necessary therefor; and whenever such excavations shall have been made, and the pipes laid in the places so excavated, the said grantee, or his assigns, shall forth with fill up the same, so as to restore such streets, highways, or passages, to as good condition as they were in when said excavations were commenced.

SEC. 2. The right to lay down and maintain such water- Term of pipes in said streets, highways, and passages, shall continue privilege. in said grantee and his assigns, for the term of twenty-five years; provided, the said C. F. Leavenworth, or his assigns, shall, within two years after the passage of this Act, have laid three thousand feet of such water-pipes. This Act shall not be so construed as to give any exclusive right or privilege to said C. F. Leavenworth.

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

CHAP. LXVI.-An Act to provide for the relief and maintenance of the dependent poor and indigent sick of Humboldt County.

[Approved February 10, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County Almshouse are hereby authorized and empowered to establish and main

Hospital. tain an almshouse and hospital upon the land now owned by the said county, and occupied for hospital purposes.

SEC. 2. The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County How mainshall annually levy a tax, not exceeding fifteen cents upon each one hundred dollars of all taxable property in said county, the money arising from such taxation to be paid into a fund to be designated as the “Almshouse and Hospital Fund,” and applied for the purpose of securing the care, maintenance and medical treatment for the dependent poor and indigent sick persons in said county.

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SEC. 3. The County Treasurer of said county shall report

3 to the Board of Supervisors, on the first day of each regular meeting of said Board, the amount of money remaining in the Almshouse and Hospital Fund at the date of such report, and subject to the order of said Board; and in no case shall the Board of Supervisors, at any such meeting, allow or direct the issuance of warrants or orders, which will, singly or in the aggregate, exceed the sum reported by the Treasurer to be subject to the order of the said Board, at said meeting, except as provided in this Act; and in no case shall any warrant or order be issued, payable out of any other than the “ Almshouse, and Hospital Fund,” for any services rendered for or in behalf of the dependent poor and indigent sick of said county.

SEC. 4. The Board of Supervisors shall, prior to the first Physician. day of June of each year, appoint a physician, who shall be

styled and known as the County Physician of said county, and who shall hold his position for the term of one year froin the first day of June first following the time of his appointment. The said physician shall receive, for all services rendered in pursuance of this Act, a salary not to exceed eight hundred dollars per annum, payable out of the "Almshouse and Hospital Fund.”

SEC. 5. Every physician so employed by the Board of tician. phy- Supervisors shall be a graduate from some legally incor

porated college of medicine, and he shall not be entitled to receive any portion of his salary until the said Board are satisfied that the said physician is possessed of the qualifications prescribed by this section, which shall in every case be established by competent testimony.

SEC. 6. Said Board of Supervisors may, by ordinance, make such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, for the government and management of said almshouse and hospital, and the premises to which they appertain, as also for the admission, discharge, and employment of the inmates thereof, as to them shall seem proper.

SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the County Physician to County Phy. render all the medical aid and treatment that the dependent

poor and indigent sick in the county may require, and to compound and dispense the necessary medical supplies furnished by the Board of Supervisors without any extra compensation above his salary, and no money shall be drawn from the “Almshouse and Hospital Fund for the purpose of rendering any aid to any person not an inmate of said hospital or almshouse, in any case whatever, unless it shall satisfactorily appear, upon notice to the County Physician, or to the Board of Supervisors, if in session, that such person is destitute or actually in need of medical aid and assistance, and that he or she cannot be safely removed to the almshouse or hospital, in which case such person shall receive such aid and assistance as may be necessary, until such person may be removed, and no longer; provided, however, that the amount to be paid for the aid, relief, and support of any such person shall in no case exceed the sum of ten dollars

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per week; and further provided, that no charge having accrued prior to notice as aforesaid to the County Physician, or the Board of Supervisors, for or on account of any dependent poor or indigent sick person, shall be allowed or paid out of any county fund whatever.

SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the County Physician to Same. keep a book, which shall be furnished to him by the Board of Supervisors, to be at all times subject to their inspection, and to the inspection of the Grand Jury, and to be by him handed over to his successor, wherein he shall enter the names of all persons applying for admittance to the County Almshouse or Hospital, for temporary assistance outside, their names, ages, place of nativity, and disease, with the dates of such application, and the dates of all certificates of admission, with the names of all persons discharged, with the date of such discharge, together with a full report of all deaths occurring in the institution, and shall report to the Board of Supervisors at each regular meeting a full and detailed account of all matters required of him in the discharge of his duties as County Physician, by this Act or any ordinance of said Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the County Physician, from Same. time to time, as may be necessary, to make a requisition on the Board of Supervisors for medicine, medical or other supplies, necessary and proper in the care and treatment of the indigent sick under his charge.

SEC. 10. The County Physician shall not be directly or Contracts. indirectly interested in any contract for the care or maintenance of the dependent poor and indigent sick of the county, or otherwise connected with any matter whatever, pertaining to the charge, care, and treatment of the almshouse or hospital, and their inmates, except as such physician. All contracts made in violation of this section are hereby declared void.

Sec. 11. The Board of Supervisors shall, from time to Keeper's time, enter into written contract for the care and mainte- bond. nance of the dependent poor and indigent sick of said county, and in said contract shall specify the sum to be paid per week for each person, which said sum shall in no case exceed the sum of eight dollars per week for each person. The person with whom said contract shall be made, shall be known as the Keeper of Humboldt County Almshouse and Hospital, who shall be bound to take the care and maintenance of all dependent poor and indigent sick persons who may be admitted into said almshouse or hospital, by a good and sufficient undertaking, in the sum of three thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of his duties as such keeper; also, for the safe keeping of all property belonging to the county which may come under his charge; which undertaking shall be approved by and filed with the said Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 12. It shall also be the duty of the Keeper of the Duty of Almshouse and Hospital, on the admission of any person as Kerper. an inmate therein, to take an inventory of all personal effects and property in the possession of such person, which shall

Notice of discharge,

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be entered and kept in a book to be provided by the Board of Supervisors for that purpose, and at all times to be subject to their inspection, or either of them.

SEC. 13. Whenever any inmate of the County Hospital shall be discharged from treatment by the County Physician, he shall forthwith give written notice to the Keeper of the Almshouse and Hospital of such discharge, and thenceforward the person thus discharged, if from any cause he remain under the charge of said keeper, shall be subject to the regulations of the almshouse department.

SEC. 14. It shall be the duty of the Keeper of the Almshouse and Hospital to allot such service and labor to the dependent poor under his charge as, with the concurring opinion of the County Physician, may be deemed proper, age, sex, and health being considered, subject to such rules as the Board of Supervisors shall establish by ordinance, and

not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. Disposition Sec. 15. Under direction of the Board of Supervisors, of proceeds the keeper aforesaid shall dispose of the proceeds of the labor

rendered in accordance with the preceding section, and at the last regular mecting of said Board in each year, report to it a full amount of such proceeds, stating quantity, kind, the amount sold, price paid therefor; and the amount thus realized shall be paid by the Keeper of the Almshouse and Hospital into the county treasury, to the credit of the Alms

house and Hospital Fund. Inventory of Sec. 16. At the same time as required in the preceding

section, the Keeper of the Almshouse and Hospital shall make out and file with the said Board of Supervisors, a full and complete inventory of the effects, chattels, and personal property belonging to the county and appertaining to the said almshouse and hospital, and the premises under his charge, as well as all effects whatsoever that may have come into his possession as keeper, and belonging to persons who may have been inmates thereof.

SEC. 17. The Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized when, from any cause, there shall not during any one year come into the treasury a sum sufficient to defray the necessary and proper expenses in the care, keeping, and medical treatment of the dependent poor and indigent sick for one year, to transfer from the General County Fund to the Almshouse and Hospital Fund any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars in any one year.

An Act entitled "An Act in relation to the indigent sick in the ('ounty of Ilumboldt,” approved February twenty-first (21st), eighteen hundred and seventy (1870), is hereby repealed.

SEC. 19. This Act shall take effect immediately from and after the date of its passage.

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