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rCBLIiHBD BT ACTHORITT. A* Act to create a State Hoapital in the city of Stockton. The People of the Stole uf C ahlornin re presented in Senate and Assembly do en- j act at follows: Section 1. There shall be established ! within the city of Stockton a Hoapital, to he atyled the Stockton Stale Hospi tal, in the manlier hereinafter provided, | Sec. 2. The administration of said Hoapital afmir be under the control of a Board of Trustees, to consist of six members, to lie chosen by the legisla te ; they shall lie citizens of the Hniled States, and residents of the city •f Stockton, and shall elect by ballot a President- from their number who shall preside over their deliberations, and a riw President to 1 act as President in Kis'aßaence, They shall be known by the name amf style of the 'l'nistees of the Stockton State Hospital, and by that name they and their successors shall be known in law—have perpetual succes sion* may sue and be sued in all courts •f this Skate, may receive and bold pro perty* real and personal, for the use and benefit of said Hospital. Sec. }. The Board of Trustees shall lave full power to manage and admin- Mler the affairs of said Hospital, to pur chase the necessary land for the pur pose of erecting said hospital buildings whenever a sufficient amount of funds, ever and above all liabilities, shall be received by them in their official capa city. The trustees are authorized to make temporary arrangements for the establishment and organization of said hospital. Sec. 4. The trustees shall have power •b make by-laws for their own govern ment and the government of the hospi tal. Provided that they are not repu gent to the laws of the United States— of this State, or the ordinances of the city of Stockton, they shall cause to be kept a record" of their proceedings, which shall at aft times be open for the inspection of a committee, appointed by the legislature. They shall submit to the legislature during the first week of each session, an annual report, show ing the amount of the receipts end ex penditures, the condition ot the hospi tal, the number of patients admitted and discharged during the year, the na ture 6f their disease,-the number of pa tients remaining in tba hospital at the date of their report,- wkh such other matter touching the general' affairs of the hospital. They shall have power to- appoint suitable persons necessary to be employed in said Hospital, to fix their compensation, and shall have power to fill all vacancies which may occur by death, resignation, or removal from office in their own body, by elec tion or otherwise; said vacancies so filled shall expire on the first week of the ensuing legislature, when the trus tees chosen - Hy the legislature shall be divided by Iht into- two classes. The trusteeeef the first class shall go out of office at the expiration of the first year, so that one-half be chosen annually. They shall have stated meetings at least once a month. A majority shall constitute a quorum to transact busi ness. 3oc. 5.' Within thirty days after the pa«nge of this aat, the trustees shall take the oath of office, ami shall imrac dlately undertake the organization of •aid hospital, in conformity with the provisions of this act. They shall by ballot annually elect a treasurer, who ahall bold his office for the term of one year, or until his successor shall be qua lified, and who, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond and security to bo approved by the board of trustees, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, payable to the trus tee* of the Stockton State Hoopital, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties. Provided, however, that no officer to be created under this act ahall receive or be entitled to any pay until said hospital shall have been duly organized and ready for operation. ■ Sec. 6. It ahall be the duty of the treasurer to collect all money due the Hospital to keep a correct account of its property, assets and revenue—receive asid safely keen all moneys, and pay the some out as herein provided, which sbaU ho ealled the hospital fund. Ho •hall also act as Secretary to the board of trustees, he shall make a monthly report to said trustees of his official transactions—keep the books, and have charge of all hospital accounts, and perform such duties connected with his office as the trustees may direct. His compensation shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars, to be paid quarterly out of the fund of the Stock ton SmeHospitak .-The legislature shall elect a resident physician, who shall bold of fice for the term of two years, he shall he a graduate in medicine, and shall Rave practised at least five years from the date of hia diploma. It shall he his duly tp have a general supervision of the hospital, give orders for the admis sion of patients,. have the Immediate control of its inmates,-ami make rules nnd ordeiw for id government. By consent of the trustees* he shall employ and discharge aM motes, nurses,- and at tendants, and shall m escribe in cases of emergency; he shall not lie allowed to engage in any priavte practice which shaH interfere with his official duties, joud ho shall reside in the hospital. He shall salary not en* coding four thousand dollars per annum, to be paid quarterly out of the fuuds of the Stockton State Hospital. Sec. 8. 1 here shall also be elected iu the same manner, a visiting physi cian, who shall be a regular graduate ro medicine, and who shall have prac tised his profession at least five years from the date of his diploma. He shall visit the said hospital at least once every day, unless prevented by sick ness or other such lawful hindrance. He shall prescribe for the sick therein, and shall keep records of all prescrip tions, and shall have a salary’ not ex ceeding four thousand dollars per an num, to be paid quarterly out of the funds of the Stockton stale hospital. Sec. 9. The trustees may employ from liine to time such additional med ical assistance as the temporary wants of the hospital and the inmates thereof may require. All officers appointed or elected under this act, shall be citizens of the United States, and shall, before entering upon their duties, take an oath of office faithfully to discharge their respective trusts, and no officer shall be allowed to charge or appropriate any fee or perquisite to his own use. Pro vided, that no more than two visiting physicians shall he elected. Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the trustees to audit all bills and accounts against the hospital, and nil claims thus audited shall be paid out of the general fund, on the order of the resident phy sician, countersigned by the president of the board, and no funds shall be paid out except as provided in this sec tion. No interest shall be allowed on any claim exceeding the legal interest of the state. bee. 11. All funds collected or re ceived shall be deposited by the trea surer at least once in each week, and oflener, if required by the trustees, in sonic banking house or ot|ier place of safe keeping in the city of Stockton, to be designated by the trustees, and no moneys thus deposited shall be drawn out except as provided in section 10. Sec. F 2. Should the treasurer refuse to deposit the funds as provided for in this act, or withhold any of the funds of the hospital which may come into his bands, exceeding the term of seven days, be shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction before any competent tribunal, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding twenty thou sand dollars, or imprisonment not ex ceeding twelve months, or both such fine and imprisonment. Sec. 13. Should either the resident or visiting physician neglect or refuse to discharge their duties as herein pre scribed, or absent themselves without consent of the board, they shall be sus pended or removed from office, at the discretion of the trustees \ Provided that no such'removal shall he had ex cept by a vote of two-thirds of the whole board, nor until the party sought to be removed shall be first heard io his owu defence. Sec;. 14. The treasurer shall enter in a suitable book to be kept for the pur pose an exact account of all funds, pro perty, or articles of value, which may lie deposited at the hospital for safe keeping belonging to the estate of per sona who shalll have died therein, the date when received, a description of the property, and to whom belonging, and the said property or effects shall be returned to the rightful owner or own ers, or his or their legal representatives, whenever demanded. Sec 15. Any member of the board of trustees who, for three consecutive sit tings, shall not have attended its legal meetings, except prevented by sickness or some other reasonable cause, or who may be implicated in a criminal suit, his office shall he declared vacant, and another immediately appointed in his place. The board of trustees may ex pel any of its own members, for cause, by a two-third vote of the whole num ber. See 16. No member of the board of trustees, nor other officer or employee of the hospital, shall be permitted in hie own name, or in the name of others, to have any interest in any undertaking or contract on account of said hospital, whether for supplies or any other pur pose; any violation of this section shall operate as a forfeiture of office. Sec. 17. Any person in good health, on’ the payment of ten dollars to the treasurer of the hospital, shall be ad mitted to aH the benefits of said hospi tal for the term of one year from the date of his receipt. In such case it shall be the duty of the treasurer upon presentation of a certificate from the resident physician,- that the person making application is in good health; and on payment of ten dollars to be en tered in a book kept fbr the purpose, the name, age, complexion, with a full description of the oerson, to whom he shall give a duplicate copy of said re ceipt, which shall entitle the party to admission when sick, but said receipt shall in no case he transferable. Sec. 18. All invalid persons desirous of being admitted into the hospital shall apply to the resident physician, and on ! the certificate of raid physician and the payment of such fee as shall from time Uptime be determined by the trustees of the hospital, the party shall be admitted as a patient therein, and shall be allow ed to remain as long as the party is in valid ; Provided, said fees shall be promptly paid and that no person si sll be admitted under the provisions of this section, to the prejudice of those who may have complied with the provisions of the seventh section, or of the indi gent sick who may be the objects of state charity. Sec, 19. it shall be lawful for the col lector of the port of Stockton to send all sick and disabled seamen to the stale hospital upon such terms and under such rules and regulations as shall be agreed upon between the collector and the trustees. Sec. 20. All directors, managers or any other person interested with any circus, theatre, or exhibition of any kind, ojieu to the public of the city of Stockton, shall pay in coin to the treas urer of the hospital, for each and every representation, the sum of five dollars, and for every public and subscription ball or concert, and all lectures and publie exhibitions of any kind, the sum of ten dollars shall be paid in like man ner. The mayor of the city shall pro hibit all entertainments or diversions herein named, unless the applicant shall first exhibit to him the receipt for said tax, signed by the treasurer of the hos pital. Sec. 21. From and after the passage of this act the comptroller of state is hereby authorized and required to au dit and issue his warrants upon the treasurer of the state in favor of the president of the board of trustees of the state hospital, countersigned by the treasurer thereof quarterly, the nett proceeds of all sums of moneys which may be allowed and paid into the slate treasury arising from the one-fourth of the total amount of taxes which may accrue nett to the state treasury from licenses for gambling and sales at pub lic auction ; Provided said one-fourth shall not exceed the sum ot twenty thousand dollars. Sec. 22. The comptroller of state is hereby req u ired to and it and issue his warrants upon the treasurer of state in favor of the president of the board of trustees of the state hospital, counter signed by the treasurer thereof, payable emt of any money Wot otherwise appro priated out of the general fund, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, pay able quarterly during the first year. Sec. 23. All charges, fees, fines or penalties collected by virtue of the fore going provisions ot this act, shall be wholly for the use and benefit of the state hospital, and shall be applied to no other purpose whatever. Sec. 24. The legislature shall have power to alter or amend this act when ever the same by them may be deemed proper. JOHN BIGLER, Speaker of the Assembly. DAVID C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate. Approved April 30, 1851. JNO. McDOUGAL. Office of Secretary of State, ) Vallejo, April 30, 18-51. ) I herebyt-ertify that the foregoing is a true copy of an original Act now on tile in this office. W. VAN VOORIIIES, octlß Secretary of State. An Act prescribing the amount of com pensation ami inode of payment to persons who have performed military services for the State of California, and expenses incurred therein. The People of the State of Calif ter nia, re pretented in Senate and Assembly , do enact as follows : Sec. I. There shall be paid to the officers and sokiiers who have hereto : fore rendered actual military service to the state California, in compliance with an order from the Executive of this State, in all Indian wars since the the thirteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, the following pay per diem for the number of days of actual service ren dered by each, to wit: To each major fifteen dollars per day ; to each captain twelve dollars per day ; to each lieute nant ten dollars per day ; to each ser geant seven dollars |»erday; to each corporal six dollars per day; to each private five dollars per day ; to each quartermaster twelve dollars per day ; to each commissary twelve dollars per day; to each surgeon twelve dollars per day; to each adjutant twelve dollars per day. Each officer and private who may have furnished his own horse or horses, shall be allowed one dollar per day for each horse so furnished ; pro vided, the number furnished shall not exceed the number of horses allowed to officers and privates in the United States army ; and further provided, that each officer shall make affidavit before some Judge or Justice of the Peace, that such horse or horses were actually in use by him in the campaign for the time charged, were necessary for the service,- and aie not allowed for or to be allowed as the property of any other individual in service, which affidavit shall' be returned by the paymasters as hereinafter provided ft>r in the return of vouchers. Sec. 2. The amount of compensation to be paid under the provisions of the first section of this act, shall be ascer tained from the returns of the proper commanding officer or officers now on file in tbd adjutant general’s office. Sec. 3, AH necessary expenses incur red* to*arming, equipping, and for pro*- vision* and clothing furnished to or for the use of persons who have been in actual military service,shall be paid on the certificate of the proper officer t or officers, now on-file in the adjutant gen eral’s office. Sec. 4. That William Rogers, of El Dorado county, and Wil jam Foster, of I*os Angeles, are hereby ap|>ointed paymasters, to pay and liquidate all claims against this state for actual mili tary services rendered, as hereinafter proiided. Sec 5. Said William lingers shall pay and liquidate all claims fur services rendered and expenses incurred by the troops under command of Major Wil liam lingers, in El Dorado, Sutler, and j Yuba counties. Sec ti. Sait! William Foster shall pay and liquidate all claims for services i rendered and expenses incurred by the troops under the command .of General Joseph C. Morehead, engaged in what has been commonly denominated the Gila expedition. Sec 8. The said paymasters may at tend at such times and places to perform the duties assigned them in this act, us the commander-in-chief may direct. Sec 8. The comptroller and treasu rer of slate are hereby jointly constitu- I ted an examining board, to w hom the accounts and vouchers of the paymas j ters shall be returned for examination I and approval, on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight hun dred and filly-two; in default of which j settlement, it shall l*e the duty of the comptroller to proceed against suchde- I faulter in the manner provided by law j for the enforcement of payments due the State, and the defaulter shall like- I wise be subject to the same damages as ! provided by law in like cases. | Sec 9. The comptroller of State is hereby authorized to issue his warrant on the treasurer of Stale for the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, payable to William Rogers out of the “ War Doan Fund,” and u similar warrant to William Foster for one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, payable out of the same fund, to enable them to make the payments specified in this Act. Sec. 10. The treasurer may pay and deliver to said paymasters on such war rants in bonds of the war loan, that in their judgment can be paid out or sold in discharge of any indebtedness to be liquidated under this act. Sec 11. Fa"h of paymasters ap pointed by this act shall execute a bond | in the penal sum ofsuth amount as may be by each received, w ith sureties to be approved by the governor, comp troller, and treasurer, for the faithful pcrlurmonce of the duties entrusted to them by this act. Sec 12. Said paymasters each receive for his services rendered under this act. seven per centum on the amount d sbnrsed by each in discharge of his duties. Sec 13. 1 hat in default of said pay masters accepting their appointments, or in the cve:;t ot the death or resigna tion of either, the vacancy shall be fill ed by appointment by the governor, and the person appointed shall give like bond us required by this act. Sec 14. T lie comptroller shall file in his office all accounts and vouchers which may have been rendered by ei ther paymaster, and shall hold such ac counts subject to the examination of the legislature. Sec 15. In the application and son struction of the payments to he made as herein contemplated, it shall be the duty of the disbursing officers to be guided by the rules and regulations in force for like disbursements to volun teers in the service of the United States. JOHN BIGLER, Sneaker of the Assembly. DAVID C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate. Approved, March 7, 1851. JOHN McDOUGAL. Department of State, > Vallejo, July 11th, 1851.$ I, W. \ an \ oorhies, Secretary of state for the state of California, do here by certify that the foregoing is a cor rect copy of an original act now on file in this office. W. Van Voorhies, octlß Secretary of State. 3 An Act authorizing the Treasurer of the State to negociate a loan upon the faith and credit of the State, for the purpose of defraying the expen ses which have been and may be in curred, ia suppressing Indian hostili ties in this State, in the absence of adequate provision being made by the General Government. The People of the Stete of California re presented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows: Section 1. By virtue of the power given to the legislature by the consti tution of this state, article eighth, “ In case of war to repel invasion, or sup press insurrection,” a loan not exceed ing five hundred thousand dollars is hereby authorized to be ndtrociated up on the faith and credit of the state, I payable in ten years, and at any period after five years, at the pleasure of the state; said loan to bear a rate of inter est not exceeding 12 per cent, per an- ; num, payable annually or semi-annual ly, at such place as the contracting par ties"may agree. Provided r however, that the interest of the first year may be paid ia advance out of tbeloan thus made. Sec 2. That the treasurer be, and* be is hereby authorized and required to cause suitable bonds to be provided for said loan, in sums not less than one thousand dollars. Sec 3. All such bonds shall be signed by the treasurer, in his official charac ter, made payable to and endorsed by tbc governor in his official character. who shall affix , the sen! of the State thereto, and countersigned by the comptroller, which bond executed ns aforesaid shall be transferable on deli very, and bind the State for the faith ful payment thereof. Sec 4. After the bonds aforesaid shall have been countersigned by the comptroller, it shall be his duly to make a register of the same in a book to be kept for that purpose, with the number and amount thereof, and deli ver them to the treasurer, charging him with the same. The treasurer shall also keep a register of such bond* as may be negociated. Sec 5. Coupons for the interest shall be attached to each bond so that they may be removed without injury or mu tilation to the bond. Sec G. The treasurer shall be, and he is hereby authorized with the appro val of the governor of the state, to ne goeiate such loan as speedily as possi ble, at such time and place, and in such amounts as they may determine the ex igencies of the state require; but no loan shall be negociated below- the par value thereof. Sec 7. Any claim which this state has now-, or may hereafter have upon the General Government, for moneys expended out of this loan, for the pur poses aforesaid shall be, and the same is hereby set apart and pledged for the payment of the principal and interest arising upon said bonds together with all other moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Sec 8. The treasurer is hereby au thorized to defray such expenses as may be incurred incurred in obtaining the above loan. Provided, That it does not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appro priated. Provided, said loan be nego ciated in lhi» state. JOHN BIGLER, Speaker of the Assembly, DAVID C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate. Approved, February 18, JSSI. JOHN McDOLGAL. Office of the Secretary of State. } T Vallejo, June 12, 1851. $ 1 hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of an original act now on file in this office. W. V an V oorhiks, oct 13 Secretary «f Slat*. An Act to prohibit Officers from being interested iti certain contracts. The People of the State of California, re jtresented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Section 1. That it shall not be lawful for any officer of slate or member of legislature, alderman or member of the common council of any city in this state, or for the trustees of any city, town or village, or for the supervisor of any county to become a contractor under any contractor, or order for supplies authorised by or for the state, or any department thereof, or the legislature, or either branch thereof, or by or for the aldermen or common cmuncil, board of trustees, or board of county super visors, of" which he is a member, or to be in any manner interested, directly or indirectly, as principal in any such contract. Sec 2. That it shall not be lawful for any town, city, county or state officer or member of the legislature, to be in terested in any contract made by such officer or legislature of which he is a member ; or be a purchaser or be inter ested in any purchase at any sale mad* by such officer, or a seller at any pur chase made by such officer in the dis charge of liicr official duties. Sec 3. That all contracts made in violation of the provisions of the first and second sections of this act, may be declared void at the instance of the ci ty, town or village, or county interested, or of any other party interested in such contract, except the officers prohibited in said sections from making or beings interested in such contract. Sec 4. Any person violating tjbe pro visions of this act, directly or shall forfeit his office, and shall tie pu nished by fine not less than five hun dred, nor more than five thousand dol lars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or both. JOHN BIGLER, Speaker of Assembly. D. C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate Approved May*T, 1851. JOHN McDOLGAL. Office of Secretary of State, > Vallejo, June 28, lißsl. $ I herebyjcertify that the foregoing is a true copy of -an original act now on-t file in this office. W. VAN VOORHIES, oct!8 : Secretary of State. Patriotic Sympathy. —We learn, shys the New York Herald, that the sai lors of the U. S. ship Albany, at Ha vana, were thrown into a great state of excitement on learning that fifty Amer icans were be shot. They waited upon Cayt. Randolph to get permission to land and prevent the execution ; they desired him to open his batterries upon the town ; and when the guns were heard at the execution, they wated the flag ofthe Albany struck.