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all proposals by them received for printing said delinquent
list, and shall then and there award the contract for said
work to the lowest responsible bidder; provided, however, that
the contract price for the description of each lot, piece, or
parcel of land separately assessed, and for each description
of personal property, shall not exceed twenty-five cents.
The successful bidder shall be required to give a bond in the Bond.
sum of one thousand dollars, with two or more sureties, for
the faithful performance of the work.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. CCCXLIV.-An Act declaring Gallinas Slough or Creek,

in Marin County, navigable.

[Approved March 25, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The slough or creek situated in Marin County, known as Gallinas, or Guyanas Slough or Creek, is hereby declared navigable from its mouth up to the line of the Sonoma and Marin Railroad."

This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCCXLV.-An Act to confer additional powers upon the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County.

[Approved March 25, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo Treasurer to County is hereby authorized, in its discretion, to allow the appoint Treasurer of said county to appoint a deputy whenever and for such time as said Board may deem necessary, to be specified in its order. Said deputy shall receive the compensation not to exceed five dollars per day, to be paid out of the General Fund of the county; provided, that said Board shall have power to revoke the order at any time; and provided further, that said deputy shall not receive a compensa - Salary. tion to exceed five hundred dollars for any one year.

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

Corporation to maintain

CHAP. CCCXLVI.–An Act to grant land for the right of way

to the Arcata Transportation Company.

[Approved March 25, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Arcata Transportation Company, a body wharf, etc. corporate, created under and by virtue of the laws of the

State of California, is hereby authorized to maintain their railroad track and wharves, in the County of Humboldt, running from a point where the margin of the salt marsh joins upon the upland, across said marsh, over the flats in Humboldt Bay, to and along the ship channel in said bay; provided, that such wharf shall not obstruct navigation in any portion of said ship channel; and provided, said Transportation Company shall charge for the use of such wharf such fees, for wharfage only, as may be fixed and regulated, from time to time, by the Board of Supervisors of said Humboldt County.

SEC. 2. The State of California hereby grants to the said Arcata Transportation Company the use of fifty feet in width of the salt marsh and overflowed lands on which said wharf is built, for the term of its existence.

SEC. 3. If said Arcata Transportation Company shall reincorporate, then the rights hereby granted may be conveyed to such reincorporated company, and continue for twenty years from and after the passage of this Act.

* Timekeeper."

CHAP. CCCXLVII.-An Act to protect irrigation and to make

water rights responsible for expenses incurred on irrigating ditches, in San Bernardino County.

[Approved March 25, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Whenever a majority of the shareholders in any irrigating ditch in San Bernardino County shall deem it necessary, they shall employ a suitable person, who shall be styled a "Time-keeper," whose duty shall be (under the supervision of the Overseer of said ditch) to see that the water thereof is not unlawfully taken or diverted therefrom.

SEC. 2. Should the Time-keeper discover any person or persons so unlawfully taking or diverting the water from such ditch, he shall forth with notify the shareholder or holders who were at such time entitled to the use of said water, and upon an action being had in any Court against such person or persons so unlawfully taking or diverting said water, he shall act as prosecuting witness.

Sec. 3. The salary of said “Time-keeper" shall be assessed salary, how to all the shareholders in the ditch, each paying an equal prid. sum, and shall be collected by the Time-keeper at the expiration of each month of his service.

SEC. 4. Should any shareholder neglect or refuse to pay Refuxal of such sum assessed to him at the expiration of each monthi

, ar to pay. when called upon to do so, the “ Time-keeper" may (under the provisions of the Political Code made for the collection of delinquent taxes) sell so much of said shareholder's watertime as shall be necessary to pay such sum due, and expense of collecting the same.

SEC. 5. The Overseers of the irrigating ditches from the work and upper dam in the Town of San Bernardino shall, during the repairs. month of February or March in each year, advertise daily, for at least ten days, in some newspaper published in said town, for proposals to perform the necessary work and repairs on said ditches for the season, and shall award contracts to the lowest responsible bidders, reserving the right to reject any or all bids, and they may, at their option, require bonds to be given for the fulfillment of said contracts. SEC. 6. The amount of said contracts, with expense of Expenses,

how paid, advertising, and salary of the Overseers, at two dollars per day for the time necessarily employed, shall be assessed to all the shareholders of each respective ditch pro rata, and shall be collected by the Overseers.

SEC. 7. Should any shareholder refuse or neglect to pay Collection of such amount assessed to him when called upon by the Over- nume. seer to do so, then he shall (under the provisions of the Political Code for the collection of delinquent taxes) sell so much of such shareholder's water-time as shall be necessary to pay such amount due, and expense of collection.

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

SEC. 9. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Chap. CCCXLVIII.-An Act to authorice Grant 1. Taggart,

former County Recorder of Shasta County, to certify and sign certain records.

[Approved March 25, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Grant I. Taggart, former County Clerk and ex Anthority to officio Recorder of Shasta County, is hereby authorized to acconis certify and sign, under the direction and with the approval of William H. Bickford, the present County Clerk and Recorder of Shasta County, all records of instruments entered upon the records of said Recorder's office during his term of ottice as Recorder of said county, which he may have omitted to so sign or certify; and the said records shall be as legal

granted.

and binding for all purposes whatever as if signed during his regular term of office.

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

Supervisors to transfer certain funds.

CHAP. CCCXLIX.-An Act supplementary to an Act entitled

"An Act to provide for the relief and maintenance of the dependent poor and indigent sick of Humboldt County, approved February eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-sir.

[Approved March 27, 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 are hereby authorized to transfer from the General County Fund of said county, in addition to the sum authorized to be transferred from said fund by the Act to which this is supplementary, to the “Almshouse and Hospital Fund” a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, out of which sum the said Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized to pay the outstanding indebtedness against the Indigent Sick Fund of said county now outstanding; provided, that such transfer shall not in any manner keep claimants against said "General County Fund” out of their just demands, as the same would have become due and payable had this Act not come into effect.

SEC. 2. So much of an Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to provide for the manner of auditing claims against the County of Humboldt, and to provide for the reduction of taxation therein and expenses thereof," approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy, which provides for the levy and collection of a tax for the care and maintenance of the indigent sick of said county, is hereby repealed.

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

Repeal.

CHAP. CCCL.-An Act to fix the compensation of the Supervisors

of San Bernardino County.

[Approved March 27, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Supervisors of San Bernardino County, and mileage for all services required of them by law or by virtue of their

office, shall receive each five dollars per diem, when in session, and twenty cents per mile traveled from their place of

Per diem

residence to the Court-house; provided, that only one mileage shall be allowed at each term, and the compensation during any one year, including mileage, shall not exceed in the aggregate, to any member of the Board, the amount of three hundred dollars.

SEC. 2. All Act and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act (so far as San Bernardino County is concerned), are hereby repealed.

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

to iselle bonds.

CHAP. CCCLI.- An Act providing for the refunding of certain bonded indebtedness of the County of Santa Clara.

[Approved March 27, 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 supervisors Santa Clara are hereby authorized and empowered to issue, on behalf of said county, bonds not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, for the purposes hereinafter named in this Act. Such bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding nine per cent. per annum; shall be of the denomination of five hundred dollars each: shall have coupons for interest attached, and shall be made payable on or before the first day of July, A. D. eighteen hundred and ninety, at the office of the Treasurer of said county. The interest on said bonds shall be paid by said Interest. Treasurer semi-annually at his said office on the first day of July and on the first day of January of each year, on presentation of the coupons attached to said bonds therefor. Every bond so issued shall be signed by the President of the Board of Supervisors and by the County Clerk of said county, and shail be authenticated by the seal of the County Court of said county. Each of said bonds shall substantially state and purport that said County of Santa Clara owes to the holder of such bond the sum of five hundred dollars in gold coin, payable and bearing interest at a rate to be fixed and specified therein, not exceeding the rate of nine per cent. per annum, as aforesaid, and the principal and interest of said bonds shall be payable in gold coin of the United States of America.

SEC. 2. There shall be attached to said bonds coupons for Coupons. interest, which shall be signed by the President of the Board of Supervisors and by the County Clerk of said county, and when any interest shall be paid on any of the bonds issued by authority of this Act, the coupons due and paid shall be delivered to the County Treasurer of said county, who shall write the word “ Canceled” across the face thereof, and deliver the same to the County Auditor of said county, taking his receipt therefor. The said Auditor shall then mark

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