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authorized to proceed, immediately after the passage of this Act, to fill the lots referred to in subdivision four of section two of the Act to which this Act is supplemental, including streets and street crossings, with earth or rock, so that the surface when filled shall be not less than the following height, namely: At Eighteenth Street, seven and a half (72) feet above ordinary high tide, and from thence descending with a uniform slope to a level at Seventeenth Street of six and seventy one-hundredths (616) feet above ordinary high tide; from thence continuing with a uniform level surface to a level at Fifteenth Street of six and seventy one-hundredths (670) feet above ordinary high tide ; from thence descending with a uniform slope to a level at Fourteenth Street of six and twenty one-hundredths (62%) feet above ordinary high tide; and from thence descending upon a uniform slope to a point in the westerly line of Ninth Street extended at a level of three and a half (31) feet above ordinary high tide; the surface between said streets to correspond with the said levels of said streets, and to run or descend, as the case may be, with a uniform surface as above indicated, to be determined in case of doubt by the City and County Surveyor. Proposals for such filling Proposals, shall be invited by notice signed by the Clerk of the Board how given. of Supervisors, and inserted in two of the daily newspapers published in said City and County of San Francisco for a period of twenty days, specifying the work to be done and the time within which it is to be finished, which shall not be more than twelve months from the letting of the contract. Bidders shall specify in their proposals the gross sum for which they are willing to do the entire work, and separately the sums for which they are willing to do the filling between each street, including crossings. Security shall be required Security to be given by each bidder for a compliance with the terms required. of his bid in case of its acceptance by the Board of Supervisors, either by certified check or bond, as shall be ordered by said Board, and the works may be let in one contract or in sections, to the same bidder or to different bidders, as may be judged most for the interest of the city and county. The bid which is the lowest, made by a responsible bidder, shall be accepted, and the contract for the work shall be executed by the Superintendent of Streets and Highways on the part of the city and county, and by the contractor, with sureties, as may be required by said Board. Sec. 2. The expense of such filling shall be paid out of Expenses,

how paid. the General Fund of said city and county, and as soon as such filling is completed said Board shall proceed to advertise and sell said lots at auction to the highest bidder; the purchase money to be paid one-half in cash and one-half in twelve months from the day of sale, and all payments to be made in gold coin of the United States. Notice shall be given of said Notice to be sale by advertisement for not less than twenty days, in three given. daily newspapers published in said city and county, and the proceeds of such sale shall be paid into the General Fund of said city and county, as provided in the Act to which this Act is supplemental. In case any purchaser fails to make

Payment forfeited.

Lots with

the said deferred payment within twelve months after such sale, the lot so purchased, and the payment made thereon, shall be forfeited, and such lot may be immediately resold in the same manner as before; provided, however, that if in the judgment of the Mayor of said city and county the price offered at such sale shall be inadequate, it shall be in his

power to withdraw such lot or lots from sale, and to order drawn from the same resold, upon the same terms, and after the same

notice herein provided, and again to withdraw the same, and as often as in his judgment the interest of said city and county require.

SEC. 3. Deeds of all lots for which full payment has been made shall be executed by the Mayor of said city and county, and shall be prima facie evidence of title in the purchaser to the lots sold and conveyed.

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

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Deeds.

Appropriation for relief.

CHAP. CVI.- An Act for the relief of the widow and family of

the late James W. Mandeville, Controller of the State of California.

[Approved February 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The sum of four thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the relief of the widow and family of the late James W. Mandeville, Controller of the State, and the Controller is hereby authorized to draw his warrant in favor of Mrs. J. W. Mandeville for said sum, and the Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the same.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

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

CHAP. CVIII.-An Act to provide for the payment of outstand

ing claims for the support of public schools in Mendocino County.

[Approved February 28, 1876.] WHEREAS, There is outstanding and unpaid in the County

of Mendocino, for the support of public schools, for the school year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and

Preamble.

sessor.

seventy-four, in certain of the school districts of said
county, as follows, to wit: Ukiah District, nine hundred
and four dollars and forty-four cents; Big River District,
six hundred and sixty-four dollars and eleven cents; Cas-
per District, four hundred and thirty-five dollars and
thirty cents; Counts District, four hundred and twenty-
four dollars and forty-seven cents; Little Lake District,
eighty-four dollars and eighteen cents; Nevarra District,
two hundred and sixty-three dollars and four cents; Ten-
mile River District, thirty-nine dollars; Willittsville Dis-
trict, one hundred and sixty-three dollars and fifty-six
cents; Manchester District, fifteen dollars; and Eel River

District, fifty-eight dollars and thirty-seven cents;
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. There shall be held in Big River, Casper, Election for Counts, Nevarra, and Willittsville School Districts, on the Collector. first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, an election, by the electors of such districts, for one Assessor and one Collector in each of said districts. It shall be the Duty of Asduty of the Assessor so elected to assess the taxable property of the school districts for which they shall have been elected, at its actual cash value, and to return the assessment rolls to the Boards of Trustees of said districts within thirty days after their election, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the Trustees of said districts to levy a tax upon the property described and listed upon said rolls, at a rate sufficient to raise the amount standing against each district in this section mentioned as above, and herein shown, together with the cost of assessing and collecting the same.

SEC. 2. It shall thereupon be the duty of the Collectors Collection of so elected to collect the taxes so assessed and levied, within taxes. thirty days after the receipt by them of the assessment roll.

SEC. 3. The Assessors and Collectors elected under the Outstanding provisions of this Act shall be governed, in the performance School Fund. of their duties, by the provisions of the Political Code relating to the assessment and collection of taxes for State and county purposes, and all moneys received by such Collectors shall be paid by them to the County Treasurer of said county, to the credit of the school district for which the same is collected, within ten days after the same shall have been so collected, which moneys shall constitute and be a separate fund, to be known as the “ Outstanding School Fund” of the district to which the same may belong.

SEC. 4. It shall be and hereby is made the duty of the SuperinSuperintendent of Public Schools of said county, to draw his drawe wars warrants, after said moneys shall have been so collected and rants. paid in, upon the County Treasurer, in favor of the persons entitled to the same, the holders and owners of said claims against the districts mentioned in section one, said warrants to be drawn upon, and paid out of the fund aforesaid of the proper districts.

SEC. 5. It shall be, and is hereby made the duty of the

pay same.

sessors and Collectors.

Treasurer to Superintendent of Public Schools of said county, immediately

after the passage of this Act, to draw his warrants upon the County Treasurer of said county, in favor of the persons entitled to the same, for the amounts due as shown above, in Ukiah, Little Lake, Ten-mile River, Manchester, and Eel River School Districts, and it is hereby made the duty of the County Treasurer of said county to pay such warrants from any moneys received by him for State and county apportionments, for the school year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, to the credit of the district, upon the fund of which warrants may be so drawn; provided, that any moneys so received from the State for said

year shall only be used in payment of claims for teaching. Compensa SEC. 6. The Assessors and Collectors elected under the bonds of as provisions of this Act shall be paid the sum of three dollars

per day, while actually engaged in the performance of their duties, out of said “Outstanding School Fund” of the district for which they shall have been elected, and shall take the constitutional oath of office, and give bonds in accordance with the law, in such sum as may be fixed by the Board of Trustees of the district for which they may be elected, to be approved by such Board, all before entering upon the discharge of their duties.

SEC. 7. The elections herein provided for shall be held under, and the officers of such elections shall be governed by, the provisions of the Political Code relating to school elections.

SEC. 8. At any election held under the provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful for the same person to be elected to and fill the office of both Assessor and Collector.

SEC. 9. If, after the redemption of the warrants drawn upon said fund as herein provided, any balance remain in said fund to the credit of any of the districts mentioned in section one, or if any of such warrants should not be presented for payment to the County Treasurer on or before December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, in either event, the amount then remaining, if any, shall be by said Treasurer passed to the credit of the school district for which the same shall have been collected.

SEC. 10. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Code to gov.

ern elections.

One person as Assessor and Col. lector.

Surplus moneys.

CHAP. CIX.- An Act regulating certain township offices in the

County of Calaveras.

[Approved February 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: One Justice SECTION 1. On and after January first, in the year one ile for each thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, there shall be township. but one Justice of the Peace and one Constable in each of

the townships of the County of Calaveras; and at the time provided by law for electing Justices of the Peace and Constables, there shall hereafter be but one Justice of the Peace . and one Constable elected in and for each township in said County of Calaveras.

Sec. 2. When the Justice or Constable of any township Disqualifiis a party to an action, the action may be commenced in any fatis other township in the county.

SEC. 3. When the Justice or Constable of any township Same. is a party to any proceedings under the Penal Code, all such proceedings may be had in any other township in the county.

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

CHAP. CX.-An Act to authorize the corporation, the Mayor,

and Common Council of the City of Los Angeles to issue bonds and to provide means for the improvement of irrigation in said city.

[Approved February 28, 1876.]

issue bonds.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. For the purpose of building dams and reser- Common voirs, constructing proper and suitable zanjas, and irrigating Council to canals, and improving the same, or those now in use; for the purpose of developing and utilizing water for irrigation, and for improving the system of irrigation in said city, or for either of said objects, the Common Council of the corporation known as the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Los Angeles is hereby authorized and empowered, for and in the name and in behalf of said City of Los Angeles, to issue bonds of said city to any amount that the Common Council may see fit, not exceeding the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars; to sell the same and appropriate the money received therefor to any or all of the purposes above enumerated.

Sec. 2. Each bond shall be issued in such an amount as Bonds, when the Common Council shall determine, not exceeding the payable. sum of one thousand dollars, and shall be signed by the Mayor of said city, the Clerk of the Common Council, and the City Treasurer of said city, and have the corporate seal affixed thereto. The principal sum of said bonds shall be payable out of the fund hereinafter created, twenty years from and after the first day of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, and at the office of the Treasurer of said city, in said City of Los Angeles. Each bond shall bear Interest. interest at the rate of seven per cent. per annum, payable out of said fund semi-annually, viz: on the first day of January and the first day of July of each year, at the office of said City Treasurer; and to provide therefor, shall have

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