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WITNESS' FEES. For each day's actual attendance, when legally required to attend upon the superior court, per day, two dollars in civil cases, and one dollar and fifty cents in criminal cases.

Mileage actually traveled, one way only, per mile, ten cents; provided, however, that in criminal cases, such per diem and mileage shall only be allowed upon a showing to the court, by the witness, that the same are necessary for the expenses of the witness in attending, and the court shall determine the necessity for the same, and may disallow any fees to a witness unnecessarily subpoenaed.

For each day's attendance upon justice court, in civil cases only, when legally required to attend, per day, one dollar.

For each mile actually traveled in civil cases only, in justice's court, in going only, ten cents.

Witnesses in civil cases may demand the payment of their mileage and fees for one day in advance, and when so demanded shall not be compelled to attend until the same shall have been paid.

CORONER. Coroners may, for their own use, collect the following fees, and no others:

For general services in holding an inquest, ten dollars.

For each witness subpoenaed, twenty-five cents.

For each mile necessarily traveled in going to the place of the inquest, twenty-five cents.

For directing or attending the interment of each body upon which an inquest has been held, two dollars; which fee shall be all that he is entitled to charge.

When acting as or in the place of the sheriff, the same fees as are allowed the sheriff for like services.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR. The public administrator shall charge and collect such fees as are now or may hereafter be allowed by law.

COUNTY SURVEYOR. The county surveyor shall charge and collect such fees as are now or may hereafter be allowed by law.

SEC. 2. No fees or other compensation shall be paid for certificate of declaration to become a citizen of the United States, and for making a record: thereof, or for issuing a certificate of citizenship to become a citizen of the United States, or for making a record thereof; and no fees or other compensation shall be paid for filing the statement and affidavit of a committee or candidate voted for at any public election held within the state; and this section shall apply to all the counties in this state.

SEC. 3. All acts or portions of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


An act to provide for the protection and preser

vation of public highways from damage by storm waters and floods, and to authorize the erpenditure of public moneys for the purposes thereof.

[Approved April 1, 1897, Stats. p. 404.]

SECTION 1. Whenever it appears to the board of supervisors that any public road, in any road district of the county, is in danger of being damaged by storm waters, or floods, or whenever any public highway has already been damaged by storm waters, or floods, it is hereby made the duty

of the board of supervisors to adopt such measures as may be necessary to prevent such damage, or to repair the same; and the board of supervisors is hereby authorized to construct flumes, ditches, or canals, for the purpose of carrying off such storm waters, or floods, to a place of safety, and may condemn the right of way for such fumes, ditches, or canals for such purpose; provided, however, that no more than the sum of one thousand dollars shall be used for such purpose in any one road district of the county in any one year.

SEC. 2. All moneys used for the purposes of this act may be taken from the general road fund of the county.

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


An act concerning bridges across navigable


[Ap proved February 25, 1897, Stats. p. 21.) SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of any county in this state now controlling or maintaining, by virtue of any statute, any bridge across any navigable stream wholly or in part within the boundary lines of any municipal corporation, is hereby authorized and empowered, whenever it may become necessary, in the interest of commerce or by reason of any such bridge being out of repair, to reconstruct and rebuild any part of such bridge, or replace said bridge by a new structure, or with the consent of the governing bodies of such municipalities change the location of such bridge to such place on such stream as may be better suited to its

use, or to the use of such navigable stream; and the board of super visors of any county is hereby authorized to abandon any such existing bridge and rebuild a new bridge at such changed location, and the board of supervisors of any such county so rebuilding and reconstructing said bridge may enter into an agreement with any person or corporation, now maintaining any bridge across any such navigable stream, for the building of a joint bridge for the purpose of preventing the impeding of commerce on such navigable streams, and of apportioning the expense between said county and said person or any corporation, in such manner as may be agreed upon between said county and said person, or corporations.

SEC. 2. The expense of said reconstruction, or the building of a new bridge, to be payable out of the same fund as is now provided by law for the maintenance and repair of any such bridge; provided, that in case said county should make such agreement with said person or corporation for the building of any joint bridge, that only the county's portion of said joint bridge, as may be settled by said agreement, shall be paid from the said funds; and, provided, that in no event shall the county pay more than one-half the cost of construction, repair, or reconstruction of any such joint bridge.

SEC. 3. All acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

A new road law was enacted in 1883 [Stats. p. 5), by repeal of chapter 2 of title 6, part 3 of the Political Code, embracing sections 2618– 2744, and re-enacting the same. By section 2712 as re-enacted the boards of supervisors were authorized to pay out of the general road fund, or by a two-thirds vote, out of the county general fund, a portion of the expense of constructing and maintaining bridges and the purchase of toll roads, when it appeared to the board that any road district would be unreasonably burdened thereby. The word "repairs" was inserted a second time by amendment of 1887 [Stats. p. 115). By section 2714 of the act it was provided that bridges crossing the line between cities and towns and road districts, must be constructed and maintained, and the expense thereof borne equally by the cities or towns [and] from the road fund of the road districts into which such bridges reach. The word "and" would seem to be omitted from the statute [Stats. 1883, p. 17], or some other omission must be presumed, for it is not to be presumed that the cities or towns would be bearing an equal share of the cost, if the whole sum is to be paid from the road district fund.

See also section 2715, Political Code, as to repairs of such bridges.

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