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as follows: Section Sixth. The Board of Trustees shall have

power to make such by-laws and ordinar.ces, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, and of this State, as they may deem necessary to prevent and remove nuisances; to prohibit disorderly conduct; to provide for licensing public shows, lawful games, and bars at which spirituous liquors are sold; to regulate and establish markets; to constrnct and keep in repair wharves; construct pumps, aqueducts, reservoirs or other works necessary for duly supplying the town with water; to keep in repair public wells; to lay out, alter, keep open and repair the streets and alleys of the town; to provide such means as they may deem necessary to protect the town from injuries by fire; to levy and collect annually a tax on all property in the town not exceeding fifty cents on every hundred dollars of the assessment valuation thereof; to impose and collect a poll tax of not exceeding one dollar per annum, on every male inhabitant of twenty-one years of age and upwards; to impose and collect a tax on dogs of not exceeding six dollars per annum on every dog found at large within the incorporated limits of the town; and to pass such other hy-laws and ordinances for

the regulation and police of such town, as they may deem necessary. Special election. Sec. 2. Whenever the amount of revenue arising from taxes, li

censes, fines, penalties, forfeitures and other sources, shall be found insufficient to carry out the objects which are given under the control and jurisdiction of the Trustees, said Trustees, or a majority of them, may cause a special election to be held for the purpose of ascertaining the sense of the qualified voters of the town, as to the propriety or necessity of imposing an additional tax of not exceeding fifty cents on every hundred dollars upon all taxable property in the town, according

to the assessment valuation thereof." Trustees to give Sec. 3. The Trustees shall give notice of said special election by

posting printed or written notices, two weeks prior to such election, in three of the most public places in the town, if no newspaper be printed therein, but in case a newspaper or newspapers are printed in the town, then the Trustees shall give notice of said election by at least two weekly insertions in said newspaper or newspapers, or in the one having the largest circulation ; all said written or printed notices shall set forth the object for which a special election is called, and the time and place of holding such election.

Sec. f. The ballots used at said election shall contain thereon the words “ Tax" or No Tax," and if, when the votes are counted, it shall be found that a majority of all the votes cast, contained the word “ Tax," then the Trustees shall cause the taxable property in the town to be assessed and a tax levied and collected thereon, not to exceed the amount specified in section two of this Act, in like manner as any other tax authorized by law for town purposes is levied and collected. But if a majority of all the votes cast shall contain thereon the words No Tax," then no tax shall be levied or collected, and no other such special election shall be called within one year, and in no case shall two

special taxes be imposed within twelve months of each other. Special election. Sec. 5. Said special election shall be conducted, and the expenses

thereof paid in like manner as any other town election.

Sec. 6. The Trustees shall have power to order the election of a Recorder at each regular town election, if they or a majority of them shall deem such an oilicer necessary, who shall receive for his services the same fees as are or may be allowed Justices of the Peace for the like services

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Sec. 7. The Recorder, as to offenses committed within the town, Recorder's shall have like jurisdiction as now is or may hereafter be conferred upon

jurisdiction. Justices of the Peace; to examine and commit persons brought before him, and charged with the commission of offenses within the limits of the town; to take recognizances to appear ; to keep the peace; and to issue all such writs and processes as a Justice of the Peace may

law. fully do, subject to all the rules governing Justices of the Peace. The Recorder shall also have jurisdiction over all violations of the town ordinances, and may, according to the provisions of such ordinance, hold to bail, fine or commit to prison any person found guilty of any violation thereof.

CHAPTER L.

AN ACT

Concerning the Offices of Controller and Treasurer of State.

(Approved March 27, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. From and after the passage of this Act, it shall not be state dues. lawful for the Treasurer of State to receive or pay out any moneys, bonds, warrants or other evidences of indebtedness, in full or part payment of any State dues or indebtedness, except upon and in conformity with the order of the Controller of State.

Sec. 2. The Treasurer of State is hereby required to report to the Treasurer to Controller of State during the first three days of each month, the plete operations of the Treasury for the preceding month, specifying the amounts received, and from what sources, the amounts expended in the redemption of bonds, warrants, coupons for interest, &c., and the balance of cash on hand in the Treasury, to the credit of the various funds.

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report to the Controller.

CHAPTER LI.

AN ACT

Concerning the County Records of Los Angeles County.

(Approved March 29, 1855)

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Recorder to transcribe certain records.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The County Recorder of Los Angeles county shall, as soon hereafter as possible, transcribe in such manner and into such books as are prescribed by section twelve of an Act concerning County Recorders, approved March 26, 1851, all records except book No. 1 of

deeds and mortgages and the old Spanish records and all indexes made in Marginal notes. the books now used in his office. He shall note in the margin of the

transcripts the name of the original volume and the number of the ori. ginal page. The transcript and the copies from the same, shall havə the same force and effect as the original records. As soon as the transcripts are complete, the Recorder shall make no more records or

indexes in the books now used by him, with the exception aforesaid. Compensation.

Sec. 2. For services under this Act, he shall be paid out of the County Treasury, at the rate of ten cents per folio of one hundred words, and he shall be allowed no further compensation whatever for services under this Act.

Sec. 3. The original records shall be carefully preserved in the Records.

office of said Recorder.

CHAPTER LII.

AN ACT

Appropriating Money to pay Louis Bartlett for Services rendered

the State.

(Approved March 29, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and forty-four dollars is Appropriation hereby set apart and appropriated out of any moneys in the General

Fund not otherwise appropriated, to pay Louis Bartlett for services as
Journal Clerk of the Fourth Session of the Legislature.

CHAPTER LIII.

AN ACT

To amend an Act entitled An Act amendatory of and supple

mentary to the Act entitled an Act to Regulate Proceedings in Civil Cases in the Courts of Justice of this State,passed May 15th, 1854.

(Approved March 29, 1855 ]

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section five of said amendatory and supplementary Act Amendment. is hereby amended, so as to read as follows: Section 5. Section twentyeight is amended, so as to read as follows: The summons shall be served by the Sheriff of the county where the defendant is found, or by his Deputy, or by any other person competent to be a witness in the cause ; a copy of the complaint shall be served with the summons. The summons shall be returned with the certificate of the officers, on (or) the affidavit of the person, of its service, and of the service of the copy of the complaint, to the office of the Clerk from which the summons issued ; provided, if there be more than one defendant to the action, and such defendants reside within three miles of the County Clerk's office, a copy of the complaint need be served only on one of the defendants.

CHAPTER LIV.

AN ACT

Authorizing the Governor of this State to transmit to the Secre

tary of War at Washington City a statement in relation to " War Debt" of California.

(Approved March 29, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows :

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SECTION 1. The Governor of this State is hereby authorized to Governor to transmit to the Secretary of War at Washington City, a certified copy from the office of Controller of State, of the amount of indebtedness incurred and actually paid by the State of California in the suppression of Indian hostilities, prior to the 1st day of January, A. D. 185+; also

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a certified copy from the office of Secretary of State, of all laws authorizing military expeditions against the Indians, and making appropriations to pay the expenses of the same, and to communicate such further information as in his discretion may be deemed necessary to enable this State to procure from the General Government the sum of nine hundred and twenty-four thousand two hundred and fifty-nine dollars and sixtyfive certs, ($924,259 65) it being the amount appropriated to this State under the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled " An Act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five," approved August 5th, 1854.

Sec. 2. The Controller of State is hereby required to furnish the Governor with a certified copy from the records of his office, of the amount, nuniber, date and rate of interest, and to whom paid, of “ War Bonds" issued prior to January 1st, 1854, in payment of expenses incurred by said State in the suppression of Indian hostilities; and also the amount of “War Warrants issued and not converted into Bonds prior to January 1st, 1854.

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CHAPTER LV.

AN ACT

To provide J. G. Stebbins, W. W. Stow and H. P. A. Smith

with Duplicate Warrants in lieu of certain Warrants lost or destroyed.

(Approved March 29, 1855.)

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

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Section 1. The Controller of State is hereby authorized and required to draw and deliver his warrants in favor of James G. Stebbins, Wm. W. Stow and H. P. A. Smith on the General Fund, for the sev. eral sums herein named to each: To James G. Stebbins for the sum of eight hundred and thirty-six dollars, the same to be in lieu of, and duplicate of, warrants number one thousand four hundred and eight, (1408) issued to B. P. Hugg for services as porter of the Assembly, and bearing date January the thirtieth, A. D. 1855. Number one thousand six hundred and eighty-seven, (1687) issued to J. G Stebbins for services as Senator, and bearing date the tenth day of February, A. D. 1855. To Wm. W. Stow for the sum of six hundred and forty dollars, the same to be in lieu of, and duplicate of warrants number nine hundred and forty-four, (944) issued to W. W. Stow for mileage as Assemblyman, and bearing date January the twelfth, A. D. 1855. Number one thousand three hundred and four, (1304) issued to the said Stow for services as Assemblyman, and bearing date January

W. W. Stow.

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