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Hall or Court House, thence east along said northern wall to the centre of Dunbais Alley, thence southerly along the centre of Dunbais Alley forty feet, thence at right angle westerly to a point sixty feet easterly from the eastern line of Kearny street, thence southerly to the southern wall of said City Hall, thence easterly along said wall to the centre oí Dunbais Alley, thence southerly along the centre of Dunbais Alley to the centre of Merchant street, thence westerly along the centre of Merchant street, thence southerly along the eastern line of Kearny street to the the centre of Clay street, thence easterly along the centre of Clay street to the centre of Montgomery street, thence south along the centre of Montgomery street to Sacramento street, thence east through Sacramento street, and in a straight line to the eastern boundary of the county of San Francisco; Fifth, The Fifth Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Calaveras, Amador, Tuolumne, San Joaquin and Stanislaus; Sixth, The Sixth Judicial District shall be composed of the county of Sacramento; Seventh, The Seventh Judicial

District shall be composed of the counties of Marin, Sonoma, MendoEighth. cipo, Napa, Solano and Contra Costa; Eighth, The Eighth Judicial

District shall be composed of the counties of Klamath and Siskiyou ;

Ninth, The Ninth Judicial District shall be composed of the counties Tenth. of Colusi, Butte and Shasta; Tenth, The Tenth Judicial District

shall be composed of the counties of Yuba and Sutter; Eleventh, The Eleventh Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of El Dorado, Placer and Yolo; Twelfth, The Twelfth Judicial District shall be composed of that portion of the county and city of San Francisco, which is not included within the limits of the Fourth Judicial Distriet ; Thirteenth, The Thirteenth Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Mariposa and Tulare; Fourteenth, The Fourteenth Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Sierra, Nevada and Plumas; Fifteenth, The Fifteenth Judicial District shall

be composed of the counties of Trinity and Humboldt. Governor Sec. 2. The Governor shall ap point and commission some competo appoint.

tent person in each of the said Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Term of office. Districts, who shall hold their offices respectively, until the next general

election, when Judges shall be elected by the qualified voters of the respective Districts, and until the said Judges thus elected shall be qualified. The salaries of the Judges appointed according to the provisions of this Act, shall be as follows: In the Thirteenth District, at the rate of four thousand dollars per annum ; in the Fourteenth and

Fifteenth Districts, six thousand dollars per annum, to be paid as other How paid. District Judges are paid ; provided, that nothing contained in this

section shall be so construed as to fix the salaries of the Judges of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Districts that shall be elected at the next general election. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

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In Fourteenth and Fifteenth.

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Take effect.

CHAPTER XCVIII.

AN ACT

Amendatory of An Act to establish Pilots and Pilot Regulations

for the Port of San Francisco," passed May 11th, 1854.

(Approved April 16, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :

amended.

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Section 1. Section thirty-one of an Act to establish Pilots and Section 31 Pilot Regulations for the port of San Francisco, passed May eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, is hereby amended, so as to read as follows : Section thirty-one. That all vessels arriving at, or Vossels at leaving the harbor of San Francisco, shall be liable for the above rates of pilotage, when a pilot is employed; or when a vessel is spoken and pilotage the services of a pilot are refused, he shall be entitled to receive one half refused. of the above rates; provided, that all vessels engaged in the coasting Proviso. trade of this State, or between this State and Oregon, or Washington Territory shall not be liable to any charge for any pilotage, except when the services of a pilot shall have been actually accepted ; and provided further proviso. further, that no vessel engaged in the whaling traffic shall be liable for any fees for any pilotage, except when the services of a pilot Exception. shall have been actually accepted ; and any vessel so engaged in such whaling traffic, who may have accepted the services of a pilot in either coming into or going out of the harbor of San Francisco, shall only be liable to pay pilot fees at the rate of one dollar for each foot of Foon. water that such vessel may draw; and any pilot refusing to render bis services to vessels engaged in the whaling traffic, at the above rates, shall, upon conviction thereof, before the Board of Pilot Com. missioners, forfeit his license.

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To provide for the settlement of the affairs of the State Marine

Hospital at San Francisco, and to dispose of the Property
belonging to the same.

[Approved April 16, 1855.]

Trustees.

Duty of.

Warrants authorized

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. The Governor, Secretary of State and Controller of
State are hereby constituted a Board of Trustees of the State Marine
Hospital, whose duty it shall be to audit all just claims now outstanding
against the said Hospital. Said Trustees shall be required to examine
and report upon said claims prior to the first day of May next; and the
Controller of State is hereby required to draw his warrants on the
Treasurer of State, in payment of all claims so audited by said Board
of Trustees.

Sec 2. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby set
apart and appropriated out of any moneys in the General Fund not
oiherwise al propriated, for the paynient of the just claims now outstand-
ing against the State Marine Hospital at San Francisco.

Sec. 3. All property now belonging to the State Marine Hospital at San Francisco, is hereby ceded and conveyed to the county of San Francisco, to be used for indigent sick purposes, and the Trustees of said Hospital are bereby required to take possession of all and every description of property belonging to said Hospital, and deliver the same to the Board of Supervisors for said county.

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CHAPTER C.

AN ACT

To amend An Act to provide Revenue for the Suppo't of the Govern

ment of this State, passed May 15, 1854.

[Approved April 17, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one hundred and eleven of an Act entitled “ An Act to Provide Revenue for the Support of the Government

of this State,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section Sheriffs"
one hundred and eleven. The Sheriffs (or collectors of taxes) of allowance.
the counties of Santa Clara, Alameda, Monterey, San Luis Obispo,
Santa Barbara, Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa
Cruz, Tulare, San Bernardino, Sacramento, San Francisco, Mendo-
cino, Marin, Solano, Los Angeles, San Diego, Stanislaus and Yolo,
shall be allowed for collecting all taxes (except license taxes,
“foreign miner's” tåxes and poll taxes,) the following rates on all
moneys collected and paid over, namely : six per cent. on the first
ten thousand dollars ; four per cent, on all over ten thousand dollars,
and under twenty thousand dollars; three per cent. on all over
twenty thousand dollars and under fifty thousand dollars, and two
per cent. on all over fifty thousand dollars ; provided, that in the
county of San Francisco the Sheriff shall be allowed one per cent.
on all sums over two hundred thousand dollars, and no more. The
Sheriffs (or collectors of taxes) of the counties of Butte, Yuba, El
Dorado, Plumas, Placer, Amador, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Sierra, Ne-
vada, Trinity, Klamath, Shasta, Humboldt, Colusi, Siskiyou, Mari-
posa and Sutter, shall be allowed for collecting all taxes (except
license taxes, foreign miners' taxes and poll taxes,) the following
rates on all moneys collected and paid over, namely : six per cent.
on the first ten thousand dollars ; eight per cent. on all over ten
thousand dollars and under twenty thousand dollars, and ten per
cent. on all over twenty thousand dollars. The Assessor and his Assessors'
Deputies, each shall be allowed not more than ten dollars per diem allowanco.
for his services, whilst actually engaged in the assessment of the prop-
erty of bis county ; but he shall receive no per diem whilst engaged
in collecting poll or other taxes. The County Auditor shall be al- County Audit-
lowed thirty cents per folio for all services performed in the discharge
of his duties under this Act, and no other compensation ; provided,
that in the county of San Francisco the Auditor shall not receive
more than fifteen cents per folio, and no other compensation shall be
allowed bim. The County Treasurer shall be allowed for all moneys County Treas.
received and disbursed by him, three per cent. on the first fifty
thousand dollars; two per cent. on all over fifty thousand dollars, and
under one hundred thousand dollars; and one per cent. on all over
one hundred thousand dollars ; provided, nothing in this Act shall be proviso.
construed so as to allow any officer a per centage on both receiving .
and disbursing

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CHAPTER CI.

AN ACT

To provide for the Extinguishment of the Indebtedness, present and

accruing, of the County of Monterey.

(Approved April 17, 1855.)

of tax
Fund for cur-
rent expenses.

Fund for current expenses. How paid.

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Warrants drawn.

If fund be deficient.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows: Special tax. Section 1. The " Board of Supervisors” in and for the County of

Monterey, in addition to other taxes they may levy under authority of law, shall annually levy a special tax on the taxable property in said county, of not exceeding one per cent., to be collected in legal currency of the United States ; one-half of the

money collected under Disposition

the provisions of this Act, shall be held and used as a “fund for cur

rent expenses” of the county, and the other half shall be held and Sinking Fund.

used as a “sinking fund” for said county, and these funds shall be held, used and disbursed only as prescribed in this Act.

Sec. 2. The money collected and paid into the "fund for current expenses,” shall be paid out exclusively for the necessary county expenses accruing during the year, commencing the first day of July next, and annually thereafter ; and all warrants drawn on the “fund for current expenses" during the year must distinctly specify the

liability for which they are drawn, and when it accrued, and shall How paid. be paid in the order of presentation to the County Treasurer; and if

there be not sufficient money in the “fund for current expenses” to pay all such warrants, then the balance shall be paid in the same

manner as the present outstanding warrants of the county. If there Surplus remain at the end of the year any surplus of the money so raised by

taxation for current expenses, it shall be first applied to the payment, in the order it has been presented to the Couuty Treasurer, of county indebtedness created prior to the commencement of the fiscal year, and for which no provision is made, if there be such ; and second, it shall be placed to the funds of the ensuing year ; and further, all

license and poll-taxes received into the County Treasury for county poll tax. How applied. purposes, shall first be applied to the payment, in the order it has

been presented to the County Treasurer, of county indebtedness created prior to the commencement of the fiscal year, and for which no provision is made, if there be such ; second, be placed in the fund for the payment of the current expenses of the fiscal year ; and third,

be placed to the funds of the ensuing year. Duty of

Sec. 3. The “ Board of Supervisors” of said county, when there Supervisors.

are any moneys in said “Sinking Fund,” to the amount of five hun

dred dollars or more, sball give notice by posting in at least three of county warrants. the most public places of said county, for not less than fifteen por

more than thirty days, of the amount of money in said fund, and that Proposals

sealed proposals will be received by the County Treasurer up to a day named, for the surrender, for cash' to be paid out of said "Sinking Fund," of County Warrants of said county.

License and

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Second,

Third.

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