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CODES OF CALIFORNIA
AS AMENDED AND IN FORCE AT THE CLOSE OF
Phoenix-like, the Political Code rises from the fire. It would have been ready for distribution April 24th had it not been for the disastrous conflagration. The entire issue was in the bindery and burned on April 18th. By a remarkable stroke of good fortune, supplemented by considerable energy and a little coolheadedness, we got the plates out of the press-room and away from the rapidly advancing flames to a place of security, saving everything except the Contents, Foreword, and Index.
The fierceness and wide sweep of the fire licked up all typesetting machines, all printing presses, all foundry plants, all binding plants, all stock of suitable book-paper in San Francisco. Inability to get either of these, or to get any kind of work done on the Political Code, is the only reason that caused the delay in its publication.
The Code of Civil Procedure was running through the press at the time of the fire. Some of the plates of that code were destroyed, but the "copy" was all saved, so that nothing had to be reproduced. The book is now being rapidly reset, and the final volume in the series will be issued with the least possible delay. Had not the fire supervened, the Code of Civil Procedure would have been ready for delivery the first of August.
The calamity was great, appalling in fact; our loss was heavy, including one of the finest editorial libraries in the whole country; but the completion of the California Codes, as undertaken, will not be interfered with, further than the delay incident by the loss of everything that enters into the making of a law-book in the entire city of San Francisco, and the installing of new machinery.
Additions and amendments by legislature in 1906, in extraordinary session, to the Political Code, are all found in an appendix hereto. The legislature added sections 597a, 1696a, 1892, and 4248; it amended sections 630, 1617, 1636, 1670, 2524, 2528, 3705, and 3764. At the same session of the legislature sections 297a, 365, and 3415 were added to the Civil Code. These will be found as inserts in the reprint from the plates of that code. Sections 901a and 1855a were added to the Code of Civil Procedure, and sections 337, 339, 954, 1054, and 1238 of that code amended. These will be found inserted in their proper places in that code, which is now in press. Several new and important statutes were enacted, and some old laws amended. These will all be found in an appendix to the reprint from the plates of Henning's General Laws. San Francisco, Cal., August 3, 1906.
JAMES M. KERR.