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Duty of Sergeants. at-Arms.

which legal tender notes so paid shall be applied by the respective Sergeant-at-Arms for the purchase of postage stamps.

SEC. 4. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Assembly shall, respectively, open a postage and express account with each person mentioned in section one of this Act, and shall furnish each of said persons, during the present session of the Legislature, such postage stamps, envelops and wrappers, and express envelops, as be may require, not exceeding twenty-five dollars.

Sec. 5. Tbis Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CIIAPTER II.

An Act repealing an Act entitled an Act imposing further duties on the
Board of Supervisors of the County of Mariposa.

[Approved December 21, 1867.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTIÓN 1. An Act entitled an Act imposing further duties upon the Board of Supervisors of Mariposa County, approved January twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. This Act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Repealing
Act.

CHAPTER III.

An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to authorize the Board of

Supervisors of Tehama County to levy taxes for county purposes, approved February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sicty-six.

[Approved December 21, 1867.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. Section one of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. The Board of Supervisors of Tehama County are bereby authorized and directed to levy, at the same time that other State and courty taxes are levied, eighty cents upon each one hundred dollars worth of the taxable property of said county, which tax sball be assessed and collected as provided by law, and be applied to and known as the General Fund of said county

Sec. 2. 'All Acts and parts of Acts contravening the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Supervisors to levy tax,

CHAPTER IV.

An Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act entitled an Act

to repeal the several Acts incorporating the City of Benicia, and to provide for the government thereof, approved April eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.

[Approved January 10, 1868.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Section 1. Section twelve of said Act is hereby amended, so as to read as follows : Section 12. For the purpose of providing for the payment of Supervisors

to levy tax. the interest on the debt of said city, for the extinguishment of said debt, for improving streets now traveled by wagons within the limits of said city, and for the purpose of keeping fire apparatus in proper repair, the Board of Supervisors of Solano County are hereby empowered and directed each and every year to levý, upon the assessment made by the County Assessor of property within the corporate limits of said city, which assessment shall be adopted as and for the city assessment, a tax of one hundred and ten cents on each one hundred dollars, wbich shall be collected by the Sheriff of said county in the same man. How to do ner as county taxes are collected, and shall be paid over by said collected. Sberiff to the Treasurer of said county, less his fees for collecting the same, which shall be the same as for collecting State and county taxes; for all of which the said Sheriff and Treasurer shall be responsible on their official bonds. The payment of said taxes may be enforced by said Sheriff in the same manner as the payment of the State and county taxes may be enforced under the laws of this State. The fund created by said tax sball be divided into three funds :

First-The Interest and Redemption Fund;
Second-City Road Fund; and
Third—Fire Department Fund.

And shall be apportioned to the respective funds as follows: To the Interest and Redemption Fund, forty-six per cent. each year until all the bonds and warrants now outstanding are redeemed; to the City Road Fund, forty-six per cent. each year; and to the Fire Department Fund, eight per cent. each year. The said Treasurer shall apply such funds in the flow applied following manner: The Interest and Redemption Fund, in redeeming the bonds and warrants of said city; the Road Road and

Fire Depart. Fund and the Fire Department Fund, in paying orders of said Board of Trustees or a majority of them, on the respective funds, in the order in which they may be drawn. The said Road Fund shall first be applied to the purpose of planking “A” street from First street to the east line of Second street east; and to the end that the said plank road on “A” street may be constructed without delay, the said Board of Trustees are hereby empowered and directed, immediately after the passage of this Act, to advertise(d) for proposals for such work and materials, and to contract for the same, giving five days pub

Divided into funds.

ment Fund.

lic notice by posting written notices in three of the most public places in said city; and in payment thereof the said Board of Trustees, or a majority of them, shall draw their warrants on the County Treasurer (payable out of the City Road Fund) for such sums and in such manner as they may think proper, which warrants shall be paid in the order in which they are drawn, and shall bear interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, from and after the time they shall be presented to the County Treasurer (and indorsed “pot paid for want of funds”) until paid; provided, the outstanding and unpaid warrants drawn on the City Road Fund shall never exceed in the aggregate the sum

of three thousand dollars at any time. For all services renTreasurer's dered by the said Treasurer under this Act he shall be entitled

to and receive the same fees as he is entitled to for like services as County Treasurer.

Sec. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

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

fees.

CHAPTER V.

An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act providing for the time of

holding the several Courts of Record in this State, approved April twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sicty-three.

[Approved January 11, 1868.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Section 1. Section six of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 6. There shall be held in the Fifth Judicial District, San Joaquin

terms of said Court as follows: In the County of San Joaquin, County. on the first Monday of February, May and August, and third

Monday of October; in the County of Tuolumne, on the first County.

Monday of_March and July, and third Monday of November.

Seo. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately on its passage.

Courts to be held.

Tuolumne

CHAPTER VI.

An Act to amend an Act entitled An Act to provide for the formation

of Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade, Mechanic Institutes, and other kindred protective associutions, approved March thirtyfirst, eiyhteen hundred and sixty-six.

[Approved January 14, 1868.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Section seven of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 7. Corporations formed under the provisions of this To hold real Act shall be capable in law to lease, purchase, have, hold, use, take estate. possession and enjoy, in fee simple or otherwise, any personal or real estate within tbis State necessary for tbe uses and purposes of such corporation, and the same to sell, deed in trust, alien and dispose of at their pleasure. All real estate owned by the corporation shall be held in the name of the same, and all conveyances made by such corporations sball be signed by the President and Secretary, and attested by the corporate seal; provided, that the real estate owned by any corporation under this Act sball not exceed in value three hundred and fifty Not to thousand dollars; and provided further, that no corporation $350,000. formed under this Act shall engage in any mercantile, commercial or mechanical business.

SEC. 2 This Act sball take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER VII.

An Act to leyalize the location of the San Francisco and Alameda

Railroad from Haywards to Washington Corners, in the County of
Alameda.

[Approved January 15, 1868.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The location of the railroad of the San Francisco and Alameda Railroad Company, from the point of the termination of its present track at Haywards to a connection with tbe track of the Western Pacific Railroad, at a point near Washington Corners, in Alameda County, as the same is designated in the map and survey thereof, filed in the office of the County Clerk of said County of Alameda, on the twenty-ninth day of June, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and certified to by the Chief Engineer, President and Secretary of said company, is hereby in all respects legalized and made valid, any different or other route or termination of said road mentioned in any article of incorporation or resolution of said company to the

contrary notwithstanding; provided, nothing in this Act shall be Not to affect so construed as to affect the legal rights of parties upon or rights.

through whose lands and tenements said road is located.

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

CHAPTER VIII.

Appropria tion.

An Act to provide for the relief of Drury P. Baldwin.

[Approved January 15, 1868.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. The sum of one hundred and thirty-six dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the General Fund in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay Drury P. Baldwin amount due him for services rendered the State during the session of the Legislature of eighteen bundred and fifty-one, and for wbich a warrant was drawn in favor of the said Baldwin, but wbich has been lost and never paid ; provided, that he, the said Baldwin, shall first execute a bond to the State of California in double that sum, with two or more sufficient sureties, to the effect that he will save and protect the State against any demand that may hereafter be made for the payment of said warrant or sums so due as aforesaid.

SEC. 2. The bond mentioned in the first section shall be approved by the State Treasurer, and shall be kept on file in his office.

To execute bond.

CHAPTER IX.
An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of Solano County to

pay a certain claim.

[Approved January 16, 1868.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of Solano County, California, are hereby authorized and empowered to pay the claim of Julius Opperman for damages sustained by reason of locating the county road through his lands in Benicia; said claim to be the actual damage sustained, and in no event to exceed the sum of five bundred dollars.

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

Claim of Julius Opperman.

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