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SENATE CHAMBER,

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878.} MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate, on this day, passed Assembly Bill No. 686—An Act to divide the County of El Dorado into revenue districts, and to provide for the assessment, collection, and equalization of taxes therein.

Also, Assembly Bill No. 828–An Act amendatory of and supplementary to an Act to confer additional powers upon the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, to provide for the opening of Serpentine Avenue, and the condemnation of private property therefor, approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.

Also, passed Assembly Bill No. 278–An Act for the relief of Richard Dudding and William Johnson.

This day, passed Senate Bill No. 413–An Act for the relief of James W. Marshall.

Also, passed Assembly Bill No. 698—An Act to amend section two thousand one hundred and forty of the Political Code, in relation to the compensation of Directors of the State Insane Asylum located at Stockton.

On this day, passed Assembly Bill No. 82—An Act to increase the number of Supervisors in the City and County of San Francisco, and the manner of electing the same.

On this day, adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 63–Relative to Senate Bill No. 665.

Also, concurred in Assembly amendment to Senate Bill No. 685—An Act to provide a Contingent Fund for the use of the Legislature.

Also, on this day, passed and ordered transmitted without engrossment Senate Bill No. 395–An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to provide for the support of the common schools in the City and County of San Francisco, and to define the powers and duties of the Board of Education thereof, approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-two.

This day, passed Assembly Bill No. 825—An Act to regulate and fix the salaries and compensation of certain officers for the County of Santa Barbara.

Also, Assembly Bill No. 262—An Act to change and establish the boundary line between the Counties of Sacramento and San Joaquin.

Amended and passed Assembly Bill No. 846—An Act to define the location of and to legalize the name of Fisherman's Peak.

Amended and passed substitute for Assembly Bills Nos. 1 and 100—An Act for the improvement of certain public reservations in the City and County of San Francisco.

Passed Assembly Bill No. 364–An Act to legalize the acts of the Board of Supervisors of Trinity County in appointing Justices of the Peace for the townships in said county.

Also, substitute for Assembly Bill No. 491–An Act concerning estrays and animals found running at large in the County of Sonoma.

Also, Assembly Bill No. 835–An Act making appropriations for deficiencies for the twentyeighth and twenty-ninth fiscal years, ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventyeight.

Also, Assembly Bill No. 46-An Act to amend certain sections of the Political Code, to repeal certain other sections, and to add new sections thereto.

Also, Assembly Bill No. 568-An Act to provide for the payment of deficiencies in the appropriation for pay for procuring and listing lands to the State by the United States for the twentyfourth and twenty-fifth fiscal years.

Also, Assembly Bill No. 806--An Act to amend the Penal Code with respect to the punishment of persons guilty of cheating under pretense of playing at games of chance.

Amended and passed Assembly Bill No. 283—An Act relating to the civil government of military companies.

Passed Assembly Bill No. 405-An Act authorizing the condemnation of private property within the limits of Hickory Avenue, between Gough and Octavia Streets, in the City and County of San Francisco.

And Assembly Bill No. 855-An Act to amend section three thousand seven hundred and thirteen of the Political Code.

Passed Senate Bill No. 687—An Act to confer additional powers on the Board of Trustees of the Town of Alameda.

Also, passed Assembly Bill No. 630--An Act to amend sections three thousand seven hundred and sixty-six and four thousand and forty-seven of the Political Code, relating to publication of delinquent tax lists.

G. SECKEL, Assistant Secretary.

878.

SENATE CHAMBER,

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878. MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inforın your honorable body that the Senate, on this day, passed Assembly Bill No. 262—An Act to amend section three thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight of the Political Code, relating to the boundary line between the Counties of Sacramento and San Joaquin.

Also, Senate Bill No. 604—An Act for the relief of Peter Connolly,

Also, Senate Bill No. 688–An Act giving the consent of the Legislature to E. S. Carr, Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of California, to absent himself from said State for a period not exceeding ninety days.

P. H. DUNN, Assistant Secretary.

SENATE CHAMBER,

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878. Mr. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate, on this day, adopted the report of the Committee of Free Conference on Assembly Bill No. 764–An Act making appropriations for the support of the Government of the State of California for the thirtieth and thirty-first fiscal years--and also adopted an amendment to said bill, which is herewith transmitted.

G. SECKEL, Assistant Secretary. [Speaker pro tem. in the chair.]

CONSIDERATION OF SENATE MESSAGES.

Senate Bill No. 688, read first and second times, rules suspended, read third time, and passed.

Title approved.

Senate Bill No. 604, read first and second times, rules suspended, read third time.

Mr. Blake moved to indefinitely postpone the bill, upon which motion the ayes and noes were demanded by Messrs. Blake, Wilson, and May.

The roll was called, and the bill indefinitely postponed by the following vote:

Ayes--Messrs. Abbott, Adams, Asmussen, Backus, Blake, Brooks, Byington, Coffey, Conroy, Cooley, Dixon, Dunlap, Ewing, Farnum, Garver, Hanna, Holloway, May, Mayfield, McClure, McComas, Meyers, Miller, Nealley, Nott, Robertson, Thompson, Tobin, Waters, Welch, Wheat, Whitlock, Wilson, and Young-34.

Noes-Messrs. Allen, Ames, Anderson, Blackwell, Breen, Clark, Connolly, Dare, De Witt, Dinniene, Dorsey, Forsyth, Gildea, Gough, Griffith, Haile, Hart, Haworth, Hicks, Hugg. Johnson, Moffat, Murphy of Del Norte, Murphy of San Francisco, Ostrom, Routier, Russ, Sargent, and Sherman--28.

Assembly Bill No. 846, taken up, and Senate amendments concurred in.

RESOLUTION. By Mr. Blackwell :

Resolved, That the Controller of State be and he is hereby authorized to draw his warrant in favor of J. G. Underwood for forty-nine dollars, money paid for work done in the Journal Clerk's office previous to January ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and the Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay the same out of the Contingent Fund of the Assembly.

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MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to examine and compare the Journal for Friday and Saturday, have examined the same, and find it correct.

WHITLOCK, for Committee. By Mr. Farnum:

MR. SPEAKER: The delegation, to whom was referred Senate Bill No. 349—An Act in relation to the public printing in the Town of Alameda—have had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend that it do not pass.

Also, an Act supplemental to an Act entitled an Act supplementary to an Act entitled an Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to incorporate the City of Oakland, passed March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, and repealing certain other Acts in relation to said city, approved April twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, approved March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

Also, an Act to change the name of Twelfth Street, in the City of Oakland, County of Alameda, to Central Avenue-have had the same under consideration, report them back, and recommend that they do not pass.

MCCLURE, for Delegation.

DIXON.

RESOLUTION. By Mr. Griffith:

Resolved, That the Mail Carrier of the Assembly be and he is hereby allowed the sum of twenty-five ($25 00) dollars for services rendered in carrying the mail to and from the Capitol building, and the Controller is authorized to draw his warrant on the Contingent Fund of the House, and the Treasurer is requested to pay the same.

Laid on the table.

SENATE MESSAGE.

SENATE CHAMBER,

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878. MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate, on this day, passed Assembly Bill No. 298–An Act to add an additional section to the Penal Code, in relation to counterfeiting.

Assembly Bill No. 818—An Act to fix the salary of the Clerk of the Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, and to provide for the payment thereof.

Assembly Bill No. 829—An Act to amend an Act concerning roads and highways in the County of San Joaquin, approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

Also, adopted Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 77–Relative to the indebtedness of swamp land districts.

P. H. DUNN, Assistant Secretary.

REPORT. By Mr. Coffey:

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878. MR. SPEAKER: The San Francisco delegation, to whom was referred Senate Bill No. 686—An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to enable the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco to increase the police force of said city and county, and provide for the appointment, regulation, and payment thereof, approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventyeight-report the same, and a majority recommend that it do pass. Fifteen members present and voting; nine ayes, six noes.

J. V. COFFEY, Chairman.

Senate Bill No. 686, above reported, read third time, and passed.
Title approved.
Senate Bill No. 665 was taken up, read third time, and passed.
Title approved.

RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Hart:

Resolved, That the Minute Clerk of this House be and he is hereby authorized and directed to compare the minutes, as kept by him during the session, with the Journal, and make such corrections as will be necessary to make the minutes correspond with the Journal as approved from day to day, and deliver the same to the State Printer, to be used in preparing the printed Journal of this session; for which service said Minute Clerk shall receive a compensation not to exceed five cents per folio, payable out of the fund for contingent expenses of the Assembly; and, in order that a faithful discharge of the service above mentioned may be secured, be it further

Resolved, That said Minute Clerk is hereby required to file a bond in the sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned upon the satisfactory completion of said service within twenty days after the adjournment of this House; and

Resolved, That when such work has been completed and the amount due therefor has been estimated by the Secretary of State, the Controller is authorized to draw his warrant for, and the Treasurer to pay said amount.

Upon the adoption of the resolution, the ayes and noes were demanded by Messrs. Nott, Ostrom, and Smyth.

The roll was called, and the resolution lost by the following vote: Ayes-Messrs. Allen, Backus, Blake, Connolly, Conroy, Dare, DeWitt, Dinniene, Forsyth, Giffen, Gildea, Griffith, Hart, Johnson, Mace, Murphy of Del Norte, Sherman, Swift, Warden, Wilson, and Young--21.

Noes—Messrs. Abbott, Anderson, Asmussen, Brooks, Byington, Coffey, Cooley, Dixon, Dorsey, Dunlap, Farnum, Garver, Haile, Hanna, Haworth, Hugg, Kercheval, May, McComas, Meyers, Miller, Moffat, Montague, Murphy of San Francisco, Nealley, Nott, Ostrom, Pauly, Routier, Russ, Sargent, Smyth, Thompson, Tobin, Tuttle, Waters, Welch, Wheat, and Whitlock-39.

GOVERNOR'S MESSAGES.

The following messages were received from the Governor:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878. To the Assembly of the State of California :

I have to inform your honorable body that I have approved Assembly Bills Nos. 744—An Act authorizing and directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of California to make a general index of all cases filed in the Supreme Court of this State from the organization thereof.

759–An Act to amend sections one thousand two hundred and fifty-four and one thousand two hundred and fifty-seven of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to condemnation of land for public uses.

46-An Act to amend certain sections of the Political Code, to repeal certain other sections thereto.

778An Act authorizing the State Board of Examiners to allow certain claims against the State.

541—An Act to create the office of Commissioner of Transportation, and to define its powers and duties, to fix the maximum charges for transporting passengers and freights on certain railroads, and to prevent extortion and unjust discrimination thereon.

769—An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to re-incorporate the City of Napa, approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, as amended by an Act approved March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

829–An Act to amend an Act concerning roads and highways in the County of San Joaquin, approved March eighteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

698---An Act to amend section two thousand one hundred and forty of the Political Code, in relation to the compensation of Directors of the State Insane Asylum, located at Stockton.

723—An Act to confer further powers upon the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.

834–An Act to amend section sixty of the Code of Civil Procedure, relative to the terms of the District Court of the Third Judicial District. 283—An Act to add certain sections to the Political Code, concerning the State Militia, and to be known as sections numbers one thousand nine hundred and seventy-five and one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six.

262-An Act to amend section three thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight of the Political Code, relating to the boundary line between the Counties of Sacramento and San Joaquin. Substitute for Assembly Bills Nos. 1 and 100.

WILLIAM IRWIN, Governor.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SACRAMENTO, April 1st, 1878. To the Assembly of the State of California :

I have to inform your honorable body that I have approved Assembly Bills Nos. 296-An Act to create and organize Reclamation District Number Two Hundred and Five, and to define its boundaries, and provide for its government.

539–An Act to amend section three thousand five hundred and seventy-two of the Political Code, in regard to the restitution of money paid for land not the property of the State.

813-An Act in relation to certain swamp land in the County of Sacramento.

545-An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco to open Valencia Street, in said city and county, from a point about four hundred feet north of Mission Street to the northwesterly line of Mission Street, and to condemn property for the roadway of said street.

662—An Act relating to the powers and duties of the Sheriff of Alameda County, in the matter of attachments of property in said county.

178–An Act to amend section six hundred and ninety of the Code of Civil Procedure, in reference to property exempt from execution and forced sale.

843–An Act to authorize the purchase of land and the erection of a County Hospital.

437–An Act to confer further powers on the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, and to establish the grade of Vallejo Street, in said city and county.

612—An Act to create an irrigation district, to be called the Modesto Irrigation District.

810—An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to provide for funding the indebtedness of the County of Mendocino, approved April nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

254-An Act for the relief of Colusa County.
292-An Act concerning the fees of Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Yuba.

302-An Act to amend certain sections of the Political Code, relating to the school law of California.

425-An Act to amend section nine hundred and nine of the Political Code of California, relative to the oath of office of County Judges.

574-An Act making an appropriation for deficiencies in the support of the Napa State Asylum for the Insane, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

615--An Act entitled an Act to legalize and make valid copies of certain records of the County of Monterey.

741--An Act fixing the pay of Supervisors in the County of Alameda. 753—An Act to provide for the relief of schools in the flooded districts.

800--An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to fix the salary of the Superintendent of Public Schools of the City of Oakland, and to limit the powers of the Board of Education of said city, approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

833-An Act to organize a levee district in Yuba, Sutter, and Placer Counties, and to provide for the construction, maintenance, and repair of levees therein.

837-An Act to provide for the liquidation and payment of the indebtedness of North Butte School District, in the County of Sutter.

436--An Act to provide for a Convention to frame a new Constitution for the State of California.

749-An Act granting leave of absence from the State to G. W. Hughes, County Assessor of the County of Sierra.

153--An Act to enable the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco to increase the police force of said city and county, and provide for the appointment, regulation, and payment thereof.

389–An Act to incorporate the Town of Berkeley, in Alameda County.
22–An Act to provide for the completion of the Branch Prison at Folsom.

780-An Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act to create an irrigation district, to be called the West Side Irrigation District, approved April third, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and an Act supplemental to said Act entitled an Act supplemental to an Act entitled an Act to create an irrigation district, to be called the West Side Irrigation District, approved April third, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, so far as their provisions relate to the Counties of Contra Costa and Alameda.

636—An Act to amend section one thousand six hundred and seventeen of the Political Code, relating to the general powers of Boards of Trustees and of Education.

821— An Act to define cooperative business corporations, and to provide for the organization and government thereof.

WILLIAM IRWIN, Governor.

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