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coupons attached in the usual form thereto, which coupons
shall be signed by the City Treasurer. Irrigation SEC. 3. That there be and hereby is created a fund in said ment Fund. city, to be known and called the Irrigation Improvement
Fund. All moneys received from the sale of the bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall be paid to the City Treasurer, and by him placed to the credit of said fund, and shall be disbursed by him upon warrants drawn as provided by law for the drawing of other city warrants, and for such purposes as the Common Council are hereby authorized to issue said bonds. For the purpose of paying the interest on said bonds as it may accrue, and providing for the gradual or ultimate redemption of the bonds so issued, the authorities of said city shall annually, so long as required, at the same time and in the same manner as other municipal
taxes are assessed, levied, and collected, assess, levy, and colSpecial tax. lect a special tax, not exceeding one-half of one per cent,
upon all the taxable property within the limits of said city,
and pay the same, when collected, into said fund. The ComTransfer of mon Council of said city is hereby authorized, if it so desire
and determine, to transfer from the fund known as the Water Fund, or any other fund of said city into which the proceeds of the sales of water for irrigation are now
or may hereafter be payable, to the credit of said Irrigation Improvement Fund, all or so much thereof as the Common Council may see fit, of such moneys in said Water Fund or other
fund above referred to. Proposals for SEC. 4. Whenever, on the first day of February of each redemption
year, there shall be in the said Irrigation Improvement Fund a sum of money amounting to five thousand dollars, or over, and in excess of the amount that will be required to pay the semi-annual interest on said bonds so issued and falling due on the first day of July thereafter, as hereinbefore provided, the Common Council may, if it so desire, order the City Treasurer of said city to advertise for proposals to redeem the bonds hereby authorized to be issued. The Common Council may make such other and further provision for the sale of the bonds and the redemption thereof, not in conflict herewith, as it may see fit, and shall have at all times the right to reject any and all bids, either for the purchase or
redemption of said bonds before maturity. Disposition SEC. 5. Whenever, at any time after the whole of the for surplus principal and interest of the bonds issued in pursuance of
this Act shall have been fully paid and discharged, there shall be a balance of money to the credit of the said Írrigation Improvement Fund, the Common Council of said city is hereby authorized to transfer such balance to any other fund of said city, and disburse the same for other municipal purposes.
SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect immediately.
CHAP. CXI.- An Act to fix the compensation of the County
Clerk of Humboldt.
[Approved February 28, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The County Clerk of Humboldt shall receive, Compensafor all services required of him as County Clerk and ex tion. officio Clerk of the District Court, Probate Court, Board of Supervisors, Board of Equalization, Auditor, and ex officio County Recorder, a salary of five thousand dollars per annum, which salary shall be in full for all services required of and performed by him, and it shall be paid monthly out of the county treasury. He shall collect and safely keep all fees of Fees to be whatever kind or nature allowed him by law for services paid into rendered by him in his several official capacities, and upon the first Monday of each and every month, shall pay the same over to the County Treasurer of said county, and at the same time shall make out and file with said Treasurer a full and accurate statement, under oath, of all fees, of whatever kind or capacities, for the preceding month.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first Monday in March, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight. And all Acts and parts of Acts, so far as they conflict with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.
CHAP. CXII.- An Act to fix the compensation of the Assessor
of Inyo County.
[Approved February 28, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate
and Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The salary of the Assessor of Inyo County Salary. shall be twelve hundred dollars ($1200) per annum.
SEC. 2. In case of any disability whatsoever, whereby the Deputy. Assessor is personally unable to perform the duties of his office, he shall be required, at his own expense, and without additional cost to the county, to appoint a deputy, to act in his stead.
SEC. 3. Whenever in the judgment of the Board of Super- Same. visors it shall appear that the duties of the office of Assessor are greater than the Assessor himself, or his own deputy, acting in his stead, can fully and properly perform, within the time prescribed by law, the Board must allow the Assessor one or more deputies, to be appointed by him, at such compensation as the Board, in its discretion, may allow;
provided, that said compensation shall not exceed five dollars (85) per diem.
SEC. 4. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. CXIII.-An Act to extend the time in which Swamp
Land District Number One Hundred and Twenty-five shall complete its work of reclamation.
[Approved February 29, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: Extension of SECTION 1. The time in which Swamp Land District reclamation.
Number One Hundred and Twenty-five, Fresno County, is required to complete its work of reclamation, in accordance with an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the management and sale of the lands belonging to the State," approved March twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, is hereby extended for a period of two years from the first day of August, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-six.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
CHAP. CXIV.-An Act to establish water rates in the City and
County of San Francisco.
[Approved March 1, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows : Water Com- SECTION 1. There shall be appointed, in the manner heremissioners to
inafter provided, a Board, to be called the “Board of Water Commissioners of the City and County of San Francisco," to consist of five members, whose duty it shall be to determine and fix, annually, the rates at which pure fresh water shall be furnished by any individual, company, or association engaged therein, or which may hereafter engage in the business of supplying water to the inhabitants of the City and
County of San Francisco. Mayor to ap- SEC. 2. Within thirty days after the passage of this Act, missioCem: the Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco shall
appoint, subject to the confirmation of the Board of Supervisors, five citizens of good repute, not interested in water companies nor in water rights, to act as Water Commissioners, who shall hold their office during the pleasure of said Board
sioners to fix rates.
of Supervisors from the date of their confirmation and until Terms of their successors are qualified.
SEC. 3. The Board of Supervisors shall vote viva voce on Confirma the confirmation of each member of the Board of Water missioners. Commissioners, and a majority of the whole number of the former shall be necessary to a confirmation.
SEC. 4. The Commissioners, before entering upon their Commisduties, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation that they will faithfully perform such duties and establish such rates as shall be just and reasonable to the consumer, which rates shall be confirmed by ordinance of the Board of Supervisors before taking effect; and it shall be the duty of any individual, company, or association engaged in, or who may hereafter engage in the business of supplying water to the inhabitants of San Francisco, to furnish the same at the rates which may be established under the provisions of this Act; provided, that no charge shall be made for water required for municipal purposes in cases of great necessity.
SEC. 5. The Board of Water Commissioners shall keep an County Clerk office in some convenient locality, to be designated by the to be clerk Board of Supervisors, and the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall be the Clerk of said Board of Water Commissioners, at a salary of one thousand dollars per annum in addition to his present salary (payable out of the General Fund of said city and county), who shall keep a record of Duties of the proceedings of the Board, which shall be open to the Clerk. inspection of any citizen desiring to examine the same. He shall also keep a journal, in which shall be entered the complaint of any tax-payer regarding the quality or quantity of water furnished to him by any individual, company, or association supplying water under the provisions of this Act. The Board of Supervisors are hereby fully authorized and water comempowered, by order or resolution, to fix the penalty panies liable to be imposed on any individual, company, or association ers. neglecting or refusing to furnish the quantity or quality of water to any consumer at the rates established by the said Board of Water Commissioners, to be collected in any Court of competent jurisdiction, at the suit of the City and County of San Francisco.
Sec. 6. The Board of Water Commissioners shall ascer- Commis tain, from actual inspection by some of their members, that a spect reserconstant supply of water is maintained in the reservoirs, mains, and pipes, to meet the ordinary wants of the inhabitants of the city and county, and the emergencies produced by fire, or for hygienic purposes.
SEC. 7. The Board of Supervisors of the City and County Supervisors of San Francisco are hereby fully authorized and empow- to establish ered to determine and establish, by order or resolution, the size of pipe, size of the pipes or mains to be laid down in the streets, high-water presse ways, public squares, and parks of said city and county, and ure. to regulate the pressure and amount of water to be kept flowing in and through said pipes and mains at all times, and to fix and determine the fine to be imposed, not exceeding five Fines. hundred dollars, for any violation of the provisions of this section, at the suit of the City and County of San Francisco,
to be collected in any Court of competent jurisdiction; and every day's failure to maintain a proper supply of water to meet the public requirements shall be deemed a new offense, and punished accordingly; and all fines collected for a violation of the provisions of this Act, and of the orders passed by the Board of Supervisors to carry out its provisions, shall be paid into the city and county treasury.
SEC. 8. The Water Commissioners shall be allowed no compensation for their services.
Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage; and all Acts or parts of Acts conflicting with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
CHAP. CXV.-An Act to regulate fees of office, and to fix the
compensation of certain officers in the County of Contra Costa.
[Approved March 2, 1876.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Fees are allowed to be charged and received by the officers in Contra Costa County, for their services rendered in discharging the duties imposed on them by law, as herein provided, and such officers may lawfully charge, demand, and receive the same in gold and silver coin of the United States.
SEC. 2. Fees of the County Clerk, as Clerk of the District trict Court. Court: At the commencement of each suit the Clerk shall
be entitled to demand and receive from the party or parties commencing the suit, a fee of ten dollars, to cover the costs in the case up to the entry of judgment, and the Clerk may also demand and receive from the party in whose favor the judgment shall be ordered, in civil cases, all costs in the case which remain due and unpaid, including costs of entry of judgment, before the judgment shall be entered by him. For entering each suit on the Clerk's register of actions, and making the necessary entries therein during the trial, fifty cents. For issuing every writ or process, under seal, forty cents. For issuing each subpæna, twenty cents. For filing each paper, ten cents. For entering every motion, order, rule, default, discontinuance, dismissal, or nonsuit, twenty cents. For entering every cause on the calendar, and making a copy thereof for the members of the bar, for each time, twenty cents. For calling and swearing a jury, forty cents. For receiving and entering a verdict of a jury, twenty-five cents. For entering every final judgment, for the first folio, fifty cents; for each subsequent folio, fifteen cents. For filing a judgment roll, twenty-five cents. For each entry of judgment on the judgment docket, twenty-five cents. For each entry of satisfaction of judgment, twentyfive cents. For administering every oath or affirmation,