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CHAP. CCCLXXXVII.-An Act to repeal An Act to provide

Road Funds for the Counties of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara," approved March the eighteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

(Approved March 29, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. So much of "An Act to provide Road Funds for the Counties of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara," approved March the eighteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-four, as applies to the County of Santa Barbara, is hereby repealed.

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Vallejo jail.

Same to be usel conjointly.

CHAP. CCCLXXXVIII.-An Act for the establishment and

maintenance of a Branch County Jail, in the County of Solano.

[Approved March 29, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Trustees of the City of Vallejo, County of Solano, and State of California, may, by ordinance, grant the use of the City Jail therein to the Board of Supervisors of said county for a Branch County Jail; provided, that no rent shall be charged said county therefor.

SEC. 2. Upon the passage of such ordinance, the said Board of Supervisors shall accept the said jail, and the same shall be known and designated as the Branch County Jail of Solano County, and be kept in repair by said county, and the Sheriff shall have charge of the same; and all persons convicted of misdemeanors in the Justice's Court of Vallejo Township, where the penalty imposed does not exceed a term of imprisonment for more than fifteen days, shall be imprisoned therein; provided, however, that such use thereof shall not, in any manner, interfere with the use of such jail as a City Jail under the charge of the proper authorities of said city, who shall at all times have access to and the use thereof conjointly with said Sheriff; provided, that said Board of Supervisors may at any time, by an order entered in their minutes, abandon said Branch Jail, and may order all prisoners to be thereafter confined in the County Jail of said county, and thereupon the salary provided for in section three of this Act shall cease.

SEC. 3. The Sheriff of Solano County shall be allowed a salary of fifty dollars per month for a Jailer to take care of such jail, and such salary shall be paid monthly, in the same manner that other salaries are paid in said county.

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

Jailers salary.

CHAP. CCCLXXXIX.- An Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act

to provide for the location, construction, and maintenance of public roads in the County of Tulare, approved March sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and to make applicable to said county certain provisions of the Political Code.

[Approved March 29, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Act entitled an Act to provide for the Code made location, construction, and maintenance of public roads in applicable. the County of Tulare, approved March șixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, is hereby repealed, and the provisions of the Political Code relating to highways are hereby made applicable to said County of Tulare.

SEC. 2. The Board of Supervisors of said Tulare County Supervisors are hereby authorized to settle and adjust all just claims to allow existing against said county for materials furnished and for claims, labor done under contract made by the Road Commissioner, in pursuance of the law hereby repealed. For the purpose of paying all outstanding warrants, issued under the law last referred to, against the Road Fund of said county, and all just claims that may be allowed and adjusted under this Act by said Board of Supervisors, they are authorized and directed to levy and cause to be collected a special tax of not more than twenty-five cents on each one hundred dollars' worth of all taxable property of said county, each and every year, until all such warrants and allowed claims are fully paid.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force on and after the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and seventysix.

outstanding

CHAP. CCCXC.- An Act to authorize the Board of Trustees of

Meridian School District, in the County of Sutter, to borrow money for certain purposes, and to provide for the payment of the same.

[Approved March 29, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. For the purpose of erecting a school-house Trustees to and improving the grounds upon which the same may be borrow located, of Meridian School District, in Sutter County, the Board of Trustees of said school district are hereby authorized to borrow money, not to exceed the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, in gold coin of the United States, at a rate of interest not exceeding fifteen per cent. per annum, payable annually on the first day of January of each year until paid, at the office of the Treasurer of Sutter County.

money

Certificates

SEC. 2. Upon the payment into the county treasury of neindebted- Sutter County of the amount of the loan, the Board of Trus

tees of Meridian School District are hereby authorized to issue certificates of indebtedness, in the name of the district, for the amount so loaned, payable on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, at the rate of interest agreed upon, not to exceed fifteen per cent. per annum. Said certificates shall be signed by the Board of Trustees, or a majority of them, and be countersigned by the Superintendent of Public Schools of Sutter County, and shall be in sums not less than one hundred and not more than five hundred dollars each, and not to exceed thirty-five hundred in the aggregate. Said certificates shall be a lien upon all property in the said Meridian School Dis

trict until paid. Special tax. SEC. 3. For the purpose of paying the interest on the

debt contracted as provided in this Act, and providing for the payment of the principal, the Board of Trustees of said Meridian School District are hereby authorized, and it is made their duty annually, in the month of March, to levy a special tax upon all the property in said district sufficient to pay the interest upon the amount so loaned, and one-third of the principal of the amount for which certificates have been issued, which tax shall be assessed and collected as herein provided, and shall be paid into the county treasury, and by the County Treasurer set apart and constituted the Meridian School District Redemption and Interest Fund. The County Treasurer, out of this fund, shall, each and every year, on the first day of January, pay the interest that has accrued, and one-third of the principal, until the whole

amount has been repaid. Special SEC. 4. Within ninety days after the passage of this Act, Assessor and the Trustees of said Meridian School District shall call a

special election for the purpose of electing a District Assessor and Collector, which election shall be governed by the laws relating to elections. At least ten days' notice shall be given of such election by posting notices in at least three public places in said district. The officers elected at such special election shall hold their offices for the term of two years, when their successors shall be elected by the voters of said Meridian School District. The Assessor and Collector shall give bonds in the sum of two thousand dollars, or in such amount as the Board of Trustees may deem necessary, and sball receive for his or their services such compensation as the Board of Trustees may allow. Nothing in this Act shall prevent the same person from acting both as Assessor and Collector. The officers shall be governed by the laws in force for the collection of State and county taxes. The Board of Trustees shall sit as a Board of Equalization, after giving at least ten days' notice of such meeting, by posting at least three notices in public places, one of which shall be the school-house, for at least three days, and not more than

five days. Moneys, how Sec. 5. The moneys borrowed under the provisions of paid out.

this Act, and paid into the county treasury, shall be kept by

election for

Collector.

Bond and compensation.

Examiners.

the Treasurer as a separate fund, to be known as the Meridian School District Building and Improvement Fund, and the Treasurer shall pay the same out upon the orders of the Board of Trustees, or a majority of the Board, when such orders have been countersigned by the, County Superintendent of Public Schools of Sutter County.

SEC. 6. The Board of Trustees of said Meridian School County District, before allowing any bills for the building of a school- Board of house and improvement of the premises upon which such school-house may be located, shall submit the same to the County Judge, the Superintendent of Public Schools, and the District Attorney of said County of Sutter, who are hereby constituted a Board of Examiners, for the purpose of examining such bills. If the said Board of Examiners approve the bills presented, they shall indorse their approval thereon, when the Board of Trustees shall draw their order on the County Treasurer, payable out of the Meridian School District Building and Improvement Fund, and no order shall be drawn for any bill or account unless it has the approval of the said Board of Examiners, or a majority thereof, indorsed thereon.

SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CCCXCI.- An Act to encourage the destruction of certain

uild animals in the Counties of Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt, Placer, Lake, San Luis Obispo, and Colusa, and to provide for a bounty for the same.

[Approved March 29, 1876.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. Any person who shall kill or destroy, or cause Bounty fees; to be killed or destroyed by any person in his or their certify to employ, within the Counties of Mendocino, Del Norte, Hum- killing of boldt, Placer, Lake, San Luis Obispo, and Colusa, a panther, animals. or California lion, or grizzly bear, shall be entitled to the sum of ten dollars; an eagle, the sum of three dollars; a black or cinnamon bear, or coyote, the sum of five dollars; a wild cat or catamount, the sum of three dollars; and upon the presentation of a scalp or scalps of any of the abovenamed animals to any Justice of the Peace within either of said counties, and by oath or affirmation, or otherwise, prove to the satisfaction of said Justice of the Peace that the animals from which the said scalp or scalps presented were taken were killed or destroyed in said counties, and after the passage of this Act, the Justice shall at once destroy said scalp or scalps so presented, and shall issue a certificate as follows: I,

Justice of the Peace in and for said county, do certify that

has this day presented "number — of scalps, respectively, and has furnished the necessary proof

Claims, how paid.

that the animals from which said scalps were taken were killed or destroyed in said county, and is entitled to dollars.

Justice of the Peace in and for said county. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

SEC. 2. On the presentation by lawful holder of any one or more of said certificates to the Board of Supervisors of the said respective counties, the said Board shall consider and allow the same in like manner as other claims against the said county are allowed, and the same shall be paid out of the General Fund.

SEC. 3. The said scalps shall be taken as follows: Of the four-footed animals, both ears must be taken with the scalp, and the upper bill must be taken with the eagle's scalp; and if not so taken, no bounty shall be allowed or paid.

SEC. 4. Every Justice of the Peace who issues a certificate as provided for in this Act, shall be entitled to a fee of fifty cents, to be paid by the party to whom issued.

SEC. 5. The County of Humboldt will not pay bounty on the scalp of the eagle or coyote, as provided in this Act.

SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Justice's fee.

CHAP. CCCXCII.-- An Act to reincorporate and extend the

limits of the Town of San Buenaventura, in the County of Ventura, State of California, and also to change the name of Canada Street, in said town, to that of Ventura Avenue.

[Approved March 29, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Corporate

SECTION 1. The corporation or body politic and corporate rights.

now existing and known as the Town of San Buenaventura, shall remain and continue to be a body politic and corporate in name and in fact, have perpetual succession, and be invested with all the rights and privileges conferred by and subject to all the liabilities, restrictions, and provisions of the general laws of the State of California providing for the

incorporation of cities and towns. Extension of SEC. 2. The corporate limits of said town shall be ex

tended so as to take in, in addition to its present corporate limits, the following described tract of land, to wit: Beginning at the intersection of the eastern boundary line of the present Town of San Buenaventura with low tide-water line on the Pacific Ocean ; running thence along the line of low tide on said ocean southerly to the first barranca or gulch east of said town, known as Cemetery Barranca; thence in a northerly direction following the sinuosities of said barranca along the west bank thereof to a point on the bank of said barranca due east from the northeast corner of the present boundary line of the Town of San Buenaventura; thence due west to

corporate limits.

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