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PCOLIrIIKO BT AlflllOßlT T. As A:r to credit* a State Hospital iu the city of Stockton. Tic Pt' -p.c fit lat> ■-■/ illijorni.i rt prestnteil in Senate un i As-ombly do ta utt as loll ars : Section 1 There shall ho established w t lin the city of Stockton a Hospital, to he styled the Stockton State Hospi tal, in the manner hereinafter provided. Sec. 2. Tito administration of said Hospital shall he under the control of h Board of Trustees, to consist of six members, to he chosen by the legisla ture ; they shall he citizens of the United States, and residents of the city of Stockton, and shall elect by ballot a President from their number who shall preside over their -deliberations, and a Vice President to act as President in his absence. They shall be known by the name and style of the Trustees of the Stockton State Hospital, and by that name they and their successors shall he known in law—have perpetual succes sion, may sue and be sued in all courts of this State, may receive and hold pro perty, real and personal, for the use and benefit of said Hospital. Sec. 3. The Board of Trustees shall have full power to manage-and admin ister 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, over and above all liabilities, shall be received by them in their official capa city. 'Flie trustees are authorized to make temporary arrangements for the establishment and organization of said hospital. Sec. 4. The trustees shall have power to make by-laws for their own govern ment and the government of the hospi tal. Provided that they are not repu gant 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 all times bo 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 and ex penditures, the condition of the hospi tal, the number of patients admitted and discharged during the year, tiie na ture of their disease, the number of pa tients remaining in the hospital at the date of their report, with such other matter touching the general affairs of the hospital. They shall have [tower 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 by the legislature shall be divided by lot into two classes. The trustees of the first class shall g i 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. Sec. 5. Within thirty days after the passage of this aat, the trustees shall lake the oath of office, and shall imme diately undertake the organization of said hospital, in conformity with the provisions of this act. They shall by ballot annually elect a treasurer, who sha 1 hold 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 be approved by the board of trustees, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, payable to the trus tees of the Stockton State Hospital, "conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties. Provided, however, that no officer to be created under this act sh all receive or be entitled to any pay until said hospital shall have been duly organized and ready for operation. Sec. 6. It shall 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 and safely keep all moneys, and pay the same out as herein provided, which shall he called the hospital fund. He shall 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 aH 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 State Hospital. Sec. 7. The legislature shall elect a resident physician, who shall hold of fice for the term of two years, he shall be a graduate in medicine, and shall have practised at least five years from the date of his diploma. It shall be his duty to h .ve a general supervision of the hospital, give orders for the admis sion of patients, have the immediate control of its inmates, ami make rules and orders for its government. By consent of the trustees, he shall employ and discharge all mates, nurses, and at tendants, and shall pi escribe in cases of emergency; he shall not fie allowed to engage in any priavte pra tice which shall interfere with his official duties, and he shall reside in the hospital. He ahall rec« ve a salary not exceeding four thousand dollars per annum, to be* paid quarterly out of the funds of the Stockton State Hospital. Sec. 8. There shall also be elected in the same manner, a visiting physi cian, who shall l)e a regular graduate in medicine, and who shall have prac tised h;s profession at least live years troin the date ot his diploma. He shall visit the said hospital at least once ‘■very day, unless prevented by sick ness or other such lawful hindrance. He shall prescribe for the sick therein, and shall keep records of till prescrip tions, and shall have a salary not ex ceeding four thousand dollars per an num, to he paid quarterly out of the funds of the Stockton state hospital. Sec. 9. The trustees may employ from time to time such additional med ical assistance as the temporary wants of the hospital and the inmates theraof may require. All ollicers 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, timt no more than two visiting physicians shall be elected. Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the trustees to audit all bills and accounts against the hospital, and all 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. Sec. 11. All funds collected or re ceived shall be deposited by the trea surer at least once in each week, and oftener, if required by the trustees, in some banking house or other place of safe keeping in the city of Stockton, to be designated by the trustees, and no moneys thus deposited shall be draw.i out except as provided in section 10. Sec. 12. 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 hands, exceeding the term of seven days, he shall be 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 be 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 in his own 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 be deposited at the hospital for safe keeping belonging to the estate of per sons 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 hy sickness or some other reasonable cause, or who may be implicated in a criminal suit, his office shall be declared vacant, anil 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. Sec 16. No member ot the board ol trustees, nor other officer or employee of the- hospital, shall be permitted in his 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 m a forfeiture of office. Sec, 17. Any person in good health, on thir payment of ten dollars to the treasurer of the hospital, shall be ad mitted to all the benefits of said hospi tal for the term of one year from the date of his recei pt. In such case it shall be the duty of the treasurer upon presentation id a certificate from the resident physician, that the person making application is in good health, and on payment often dollars to be en tered in a book kept for the purpose, the name. a£e, 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 be transferable. Sec, 18. All invalid persons desirous of being admitted into tbe hospital shall apply to the resident physician, and on the certificate of said physician and the payment of such fee as shall from time to time l>e determined by the trustees of the hospital, the party shall be admitted as a patient therein, and shaH be allow ed to remain ns long as the party is in valid*; Provided, said fees shall b-i promptly paid and that no person si all be admitted under the provisions of tins 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 he the objects of state charity. Sec. 19. It shall he lawful for the col lector of the port of Stockton to send all sick and disabled seamen to the state hospital upon such terms and under such rules and regulations as shall he 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, open 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 hall or concert, and all lectures and public exhibitions of any kind, the sum often 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 a*jt l,he 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 side i treasury arising from the one-fourth of 1 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 required to audit and issue his warrants upon the treasurer of state in j favor of the president of the board of I trustees of the stale hospital, counter- j signed by the treasurer thereof, payable out of any money no* otherwise appro priated out of the general fund, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, payable 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 j wholly for the use and benefit of the j state hospital, and shall be applied to j 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 BIGLfiR, Speaker of the Assembly. DAVID C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate. Approved &* /il 30, ISSI, XNO. McDOUGAL. Office of Secretary of State, ? Vallejo, April 3!j- ISol. \ I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of an original Act now >m tile in this office. W. VAN VOORHIES, oct!8 Secretary of Stare, Am 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 California , re presented in Senate and Assembly, da enact as follows : Sec. I. There shall he paid to the officers and soldiers who have hereto fore rendered actual military service to the state of 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 per day; 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; toeach adjutant twelve dollars per day. Each officer and private who may have furnished his own horse or horses, shall he allowed one dollar per day for each horse so furnished ; pro vided, the number furnished sh ill 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 for 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 the adjutant general’s ofiice. Sec. 3. All necessary expenses incur red in arming, equipping, and for pro visions 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 or officers, nowon file in the adjutant gen eral’s office. Sec. 4. That William Rogers, of El Dorado county, and William Foster, of Eos Angeles, are hereby appointed paymasters, to pay and liquidate all claims against this state for actual mili tary services rendered, as hereinafter provided. Sec 5. Said William Rogers shall pay and liquidate all claims for services rendered and expenses incurred by the troops under command of Major Wil liam Rogers, in El Dorado, Sutter, and \ üba counties. Sett ii. Said William Foster shall pay and liquidate all claims lor services rendered and expenses incurred by the iroops under the command of General Joseph C. Morehead, engaged in what has been commonly denominated the Gija expedition. Sec 8. The said paymasters may at tend at such times and places to perform the duties assigned them in this act, as the commander-in-chief may direct. Sec .8. The comptroller and treasu rer of state are hereby jointly constitu ted an examining board, to whom the accounts and vouchers of the paymas ters shall be returned for examination and approval, on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight hun dred and fif •'two; in default of which settlement, it shall be the duly of the comptroller to proceed against such de faulter in the manner provided ny law for the enforcement of payments due the State, and the defaulter shall like 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%easurer of State for the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, payable to William Rogers out of the “ War , Loan Fund,” and a 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 lie liquidated under this act. Sec 11. of the paymasters ap pointed by this act shall execute a bond in the penal sum of suth amount as may be by each received, with sureties to lie approved by the governor, comp troller, and treasurer, for the faithful perlormonce of the duties entrusted to them by this act. Sec 12. Said paymasters shall each receive for his services rendered under tliis act, seven per centum on the amount d sbursed by each in discharge of his duties. Sec 13. That in default of said pay masters accepting their appointments, or in the event of 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 as required by this act. Sec 14. The 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. 9 Sec 15. In the application and con struction of the payments to ho made as herein contemplated, it shall he the duly of the disbursing officers to be guided by the rules ami regulations in force for like disbursements to volun teers in the service of the United States. JOHN BIGLER, Speaker of the Assembly. DAVID C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate. Approved, March 7, 1851. JOHN McDOLJGAL. Department of State, ) Vallejo, July 11th, 1851. I, W. Van Voorhies, 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 iu this office. W, Van Voorhies, octlß Secretary of State. 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, in 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 da enact as follows: Section 1. By virtue ot the power given to the legislature by the consti union 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 negociated up on the faith and credit of the state, 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, however, that the interest of the first year may be paid in advance out of the loan thus made. Sec 2. That the treasurer be, and he 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 the governor in his official character, j who shall affix the seal of the State thereto, and countersigned by the I comptroller, which bond executed as 1 aforesaid shall be transferable on deli very, and bind the Slate for the faith ful payment thereof. Sec 4. Alter the bonds aforesaid I shall have been countersigned by the comptroller, it shall be his duty to make a register of the same in a book to be kept for that pur] o,e, with the number and amount thereof, and deli ver them to the treasurer, chargiu" him with the same. The treasurer shall also keep a register of sack bonds | 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 6. The treasurer shall be, and he is hereby authorized with the appro val of the governor of the state, to ne gociate 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 stale 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 he necessary. Sec 8. The treasurer is hereby au thorized to defray such expenses as may be incurred incurred in obtaining, thfe 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 he uego ciated in this state. JOHN BIGLER,. Speaker of the Assembly. DAVID C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate. Approved, February 18, 1851. JOHN McDOUGAL. Office of the Secretary of State. } Vallejo, June Pi, 1851; i I hereby certify tiiat the loregoing is a true copy of an original act now on file in this office. W. Van Voorhies, oct 13 Secretary of State. An Act to prohibit Officers from being interested in certain contracts. The People nf the Stale of California, re presented in Senate and Assembly , d> enact as fdlows : Section I. That it shall not he lawful for any officer of state or member of legislature, alderman or member of the common council of any city in this state, or for tiie 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 <# for the state, or any department thereof, or the legislature, or either branch thereof, or by or for the aldermen or common council, 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 made by such officer, or a seller at any pur chase made by such officer in the dis charge of his 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 being interested in such contract. Sec 4. Any person violating the pro visions of this act, directly or indirectly, shall forfeit his office, and shall be 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 months, or both. JOHN BIGLER, Speaker of Assembly. D. C. BRODERICK, President of the Senate Approved May 1, 1851. JOHN McDOUGAL. Office of Secretary of State, ? Vallejo, June 28, 1851. £ I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy' of an original act now on file in this office. W. VAN VOORHIES, octlS Secretary of State. Departure. Major Kearny amf command left yesterday morning on board the steamer Columbia, for Port Orford. A military post will be con tinued there until the Indians become permanently peaceable. — Jilta 20 th inst.. Resignation —The Stockton Jour nal says that Judge Williams has re signed to escape impeachment.