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CHAPTER CCCLV.

An Act supplementary to and amendatory of an Act entitled an Act to authorize the San Francisco and Alameda Railroad Company to construct and maintain a wharf at the western end of the Encinal of San Antonio, in Alameda County, approved April twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The time limited by section four of said Act for Time exthe finishing and completion of said wharf is hereby extended tended. for two years from and after the passage of this Act.

CHAPTER CCCLVI.

An Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act entitled an
Act to establish and maintain an Alms-house and Hospital in the
City and County of San Francisco, approved March tenth, eighteen
hundred and sixty-six.

[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section three of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

to regulate,

Section 3. Said Board of Supervisors may by ordinance Supervisors make such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, for the government and management of said Alms-house, and for the admission, discharge and employment of the inmates thereof, as to them shall seem proper.

SEC. 2. Section four of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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Section 4. Said Board shall also have power to appoint for May make duty at the Alms-house a Superintendent, Matron, Resident Phy- ments. sician, and such assistants and employés as they may from time to time deem necessary; provided, they shall not at any time pay more than the following sums as salary to the various employés :

To the Superintendent, one hundred and fifty dollars per salaries. month.

To the Matron, fifty dollars per month.

To the Resident Physician, one hundred and twenty-five dol

lars per month.

To the cook, sixty dollars per month.

To the chief farmer, fifty dollars per month.

To the principal teamster, fifty dollars per month.

And to each and every other employé, not to exceed thirty dollars per month each, except nurses, when necessary, may be employed at a salary not to exceed fifty dollars per month. SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Right granted.

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CHAPTER CCCLVII.

An Act to authorize the California Pacific Railroad Company to extend its road to Suscol, in Napa County, and receive subscription to its capital stock, and other matters relating thereto.

[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The California Pacific Railroad Company is hereby authorized to extend and construct its railroad from some point thereof in Napa County to Suscol, the present terminus of the Napa Valley Railroad, not exceeding five miles in length, and to receive the same subscription to its capital stock by Napa County, through her Board of Supervisors, with the same terms, conditions, limitations and mode of payment as is provided for the Napa Valley Railroad Company by an Act of the Legislature of this State entitled an Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of the County of Napa to take and subscribe to the capital stock of the Napa Valley Railroad Company and to provide for the payment of the same, and other matters relating thereto, approved April fourth, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour.

SEC. 2. No subscription shall be made to the capital stock of capital stock the California Pacific Railroad Company by virtue of the provisions of section one of this Act, unless the Napa Valley Railroad Company shall first file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Napa County a written refusal to construct their road between the points specified in section one; and if such refusal be so filed, then no subscription shall be made by Napa County to the Napa Valley Railroad Company under said Act for any road between Suscol and the line of the California Pacific Railroad, but in lieu thereof the subscription shall be made to the said last mentioned company, in accordance with said Act of April fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, as modified by this Act.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be of force from and after its passage,

CHAPTER CCCLVIII.

An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to define and limit the compensation of officers and reduce public expenses and taxation in the County of San Mateo.

[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section ten of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

paid.

Section 10. The following shall be the compensation of offi- Compensa cers of the County of San Mateo, to be paid them quarterly out tion to be of the County Treasury, except as to the County Assessor, who shall be paid as hereinafter provided:

County Judge, one thousand dollars per annum.
District Attorney, five hundred dollars per annum.

Superintendent of Public Schools, three hundred dollars per

annum.

County Treasurer, six hundred dollars per annum.
County Auditor, five hundred dollars per annum.

County Assessor, twelve hundred dollars ($1,200) per annum. Not more than one half of said Assessor's salary shall be paid until after he shall have completed the general assessment roll of the county, according to law; the balance of his salary shall be paid upon the completion of said general assessment rollall deputies employed by him to be at his own expense. Said salary shall be exclusive of his lawful commissions on the collection of poll taxes.

Supervisors, five dollars a day for each day's attendance upon the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, not exceeding sixteen days in any one year; but each Supervisor shall, in addition to his aforesaid per diem, be allowed mileage at the rate of ten cents per mile going to and returning from each actual session of the Board, not exceeding sixteen sessions in any one year. SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER CCCLIX.

An Act to provide funds to pay the floating debt of Butte County.
[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Fifty per cent. of the net proceeds arising from Redemption foreign miners' licenses in Butte County shall be paid into the Fund. Redemption Fund of said county, and shall be disposed of as

other moneys in said fund, for the payment of the floating debt of said county.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Acts repealed.

CHAPTER CCCLX.

An Act to repeal certain Acts concerning hogs found running at large in Amador County.

[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. An Act to extend the provisions of an Act entitled an Act concerning hogs found running at large in the Counties of Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, Alameda, Stanislaus, Yuba and Santa Clara, approved April twenty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and the amendments thereto, approved April eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two; and an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to extend the provisions of an Act entitled an Act concerning hogs found running at large in the Counties of Marin, Sacramento, San Francisco, Alameda, Stanislaus, Yuba and Santa Clara, approved April twenty-first, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and the amendments thereto, approved April eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, approved April twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, be and the same are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

When to be chosen.

CHAPTER CCCLXI.

An Act to provide for choosing Electors of President and Vice President of the United States.

[Approved March 28, 1868.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. In each year when the election of President and Vice President of the United States is to take place, there shall be chosen as many Electors of President and Vice President as this State may be entitled to at the time of such election.

SEC. 2. The qualified voters of the State shall meet at the place designated for holding the general election in the different counties of the State, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November in each year when the election of President and Vice President is to take place, unless the Congress of the United States shall appoint a different day, and in that case on such day as the Congress shall appoint, and shall proceed to elect as many persons as the State shall then be entitled to elect as Electors of President and Vice President.

SEC. 3. Notice of the election of Electors shall be given by

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proclamation in the same manner as notice is required to be Election given of other elections; and the election shall be conducted proclamaand the returns thereof made in the same manner as is prescribed by law in regard to the election of Representatives in Congress, with the exceptions specified in this Act.

Clerks

messenger.

SEC. 4. The returns of the election in each county shall be Returns of transmitted by the County Clerk thereof to the Secretary of State, Coty on the tenth day after the day of election, or as soon as he has sent by received the returns from each precinct of his county, if received within ten days. The County Clerk of each county, when it may be necessary, shall employ some person to convey the returns to the seat of government, and deliver them to the Secretary of State. The person performing such service shall be entitled to receive as compensation, mileage at the rate of thirty cents a mile, computing the distance from the county seat to the seat of government by the usually travelled route; his account therefor, certified by the Secretary of State, shall be audited by the Controller, and paid out of the General Fund in the State Treasury; provided, that whenever the County Clerk of any county shall employ any person to convey the election returns to the seat of government, he shall prepare a statement in writing, in which the reasons for the employment of such person shall be specified, which statement shall be sworn to and subscribed by him, and indorsed as correct by the County Judge of the county, and forwarded at the same time and by the same person who may be employed to convey the election returns, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State. Any person conveying election returns without such statement and indorsement, shall receive no compensation for mileage or otherwise. On the Monday before the first Wednesday of Decem- Duties of ber, or so soon as the returns have been received from all the of State and counties in the State, if received before that day, the Secretary Governor. of State shall compare and estimate the votes given for Electors, and certify to the Governor the names of the proper number of persons having the highest number of votes; and thereupon the Governor shall transmit immediately to each of such persons a certificate of election, and on or before the day of their meeting deliver to the Electors lists of the names of Electors, and do all other things required of him in the premises by any Act of Congress in force at the time; provided, that the County Clerk shall also, on the tenth day after the election, or as soon Returns to as he shall have received the returns from each precinct in the be also sent county, if received within that time, transmit a certified copy express. thereof to the Secretary of State by mail, and if there be any express office within five miles of the county seat of his county, he shall also, immediately after receiving the returns of said. elections from the several precincts of his county, transmit a copy thereof by express to the Secretary of State.

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SEC. 5. The Electors so chosen shall convene at the seat of Electors to government on the first Wednesday in December next after seat of their election, at two o'clock in the afternoon; and in case of government, the death or absence of any Elector so chosen, or in case the number of Electors shall, from any cause, be deficient, the Electors then present shall forthwith elect, from the citizens of the State, so many persons as shall supply the deficiency.

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