To the Police Judge, four thousand dollars per annum.
To the Clerk of the Police Court, two hundred dollars per month.
To the Prosecuting Attorney for the Police Court, two hundred and fifty dollars per
month.— [Act of Apnl 26, 1862.
To two Interpreters and Translators of foreign languages, to be appointed by the
County Judge, Police Judge and President of the Board of Supervisors, if they deem
them necessary, one hundred dollars each per month, subject, however, to be reduced
by an order of the Board of Supervisors, if in their opinion, such reduction is proper.
To the City and County Attorney, four thousand dollars per annum.
To the Clerk of the City and County Attorney, seventy five dollars per month.
To the County Clerk, four thousand dollars per annum.
To the Deputy County Clerks for the Twelfth District Court, as follows :
To one Register Clerk, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per month.
To one Court Room Clerk, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per month.
To one Copying Clerk, one hundred and fifty dollars per month.
To the Deputy County Clerks for the Fourth District Court, as follows :
To one Court Room Clerk, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per month.
To one Register Clerk, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per month.
To one Copying Clerk, one hundred ahd fifty dollars per month.
To the Deputy County Clerks for the County Court, Court of Sessions and Probate
Court, as follows :
To one Clerk, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per month.
To one Assistant Clerk, one hundred and fifty dollars per month.
* By the Act of the Legislature, Feb. 19, 1859, the Coroner is authorized to act as an " Elisor."
480 SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTORY.
[Supplemental II. — An Act concerning the office of County Clerk of the City and County
of San Francisco. Approved May 15, 1862.
Section' 1. The County Clerk of the City and County of San Francisco is hereby
authorized to employ, from time to time, as many copyists as he, the said County Clerk
may deem necessary to perform promptly the duties of his office, who shall be paid at
a rate not exceeding six cents per folio of one hundred words, for each and every folio
of all matter either recorded or copied by him ; j^^ovided, that the amount so expend-
ed in any one month shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
Sec. 2. The said County Clerk shall certify, monthly, under oath, the number of
folios copied by each one of said copyists, and such certificate of said Clerk shall be
conclusive and sufficient evidence to authorize and require the Auditor of said city and
county to audit severally, the accounts of said copyists, monthly, and the payments
of said demands by the County Treasurer out of the Special Fee Fund, as is provided
for the payment of other officers of said city and county.]
To the Sheritt', eight thousand dollars per annum.
To one Under Sherift' two hundred dollars per month.
To three Deputy Sherifts, each one hundred and fifty dollars per month.
To three Deputy Sheriifs, each one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month.
To four Deputies, acting as Jail-Keepers, each one hundred and twenty-five dollars
To one Book-Keeper for the Sheriff's office, one hundred and fifty dollars per month.
To the Coroner, four thousand dollars per annum ; he shall also be allowed and
paid, as fees, fifty dollars per month, for chemical analyses, and ten dollars for each
interment made by him — [Act of April 8, 1862] ; and he shall likewise receive for
the iuterment of deceased persons payment at the same rate, each, as is allowed for
the interment of deceased hospital patients in said city and county, not to exceed ten
dollars for each interment made by him. The compensation allowed by this Act shall
be paid out of the General Fund, and shall be audited aud paid in the same manner
as the salaries of officers for the said city aud county ; provided, that the said Cor-
ouer shall make oath that he has received no compensation for any of the items
charged in his demand ; and that the interments charged in his demand, if any
have been made by him, and that the bodies interred were proper subjects for burial
by the Coroner.— [Act of Feb. 19, 1859.]
To the Mayor, three thousand dollars per annum.
To the City and County Surveyor, five hundred dollars per annum, which shall be
in lieu of all fees or other charges for official services, which would otherwise be a
city and county charge, and he shall charge and collect, for services rendered indi-
viduals, such fees as may be prescribed and allowed by the Board of Supervisors.
The Assessor shall receive, for all services required of him by law, a salary at the
rate of four thousand dollars per annum, which salary shall be in full for all services
required of him, and for all contingent expenses of his office, except necessary books;
and he shall devote his whole time, during office hours, to the business of his office,
and shall keep his office open to the public during the same hours provided by law
for the City and County Auditor. To assist him in making his assessment, he shall
be allowed, from the first of February in each year until the first of May, seven
Deputies, and from the first of May until the assessment roll is finally completed and
handed over to the Auditor, he shall be allowed but three Deputies, after which
time, during the balance of the year, he shall be allowed one Deputy only, ex-
cept as hereinafter provided. The said Deputies shall be paid at the rate of one
hundred and fifty dollars per month each. The Assessor shall also be allowed such
Deputies as he may require to collect poll taxes, who shall be allowed for their ser-
vices only such fees and per centages as may be allowed by law for the collection of
To the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per
month.— [Act of April 26, 1862.]
To two Poriers, not to exceed seventy-five dollars each per month.
To the Auditor, four thousand dollars per annum.
To one Clerk of Auditor, seventy-five dollars per month.
To the Tax Collector, four thousand dollars per annum ; provided, that for the
year expiring July 1st, A. D. 1862, he shall receive seven thousand dollars.
During the entire year the Tax Collector shall be allowed two Deputies, one at two
hundred dollars per month and one at one hundred and seventy-five dollars per
month ; during six months he shall be allowed two Clerks, in addition to said
Deputies, and during five months he shall be allowed three additional Clerks. Said
Clerks shall be paid at the rate of one hundred and fifty dollars per mouth, each.
He shall also be allowed one Auctioneer, to conduct tax sales, whose compensation
for sales of real estate delinquent for taxes, in any one year, shall not exceed the sum
of two hundred dollars. All fees, commissions, per centages,'and other compensa-
tion, of whatever nature or kind, heretofore allowed by law, or which may hereafter
be allowed by law, as the compensation of the Tax Collector of said city and county,
for the collection of State and county taxes, shall be paid into the Special Fee Fund.
[Amendment April 10, 1862.]
To the Treasurer, four thousand dollars per annum.
To one Deputy Treasurer, one hundred and seventy-five dollars per month ; and
to one additional Deputy, one hundred dollars per month.
To the County Recorder, four thousand dollars per annum.
To one Chief Deputy Recorder, one huudred and seventy-five dollars per month. —
[Act of April 26, 1862. The Recorder may also employ as many Deputy Clerks as
he may deem necessary to duly perform the duties of his office, and they shall be paid
at the rate of 12 cents per folio of 100 words for all matters either registered or copied
by them respectively. The Recorder or his Chief Deputy, when any papers are pre-
sented for registration, or to be copied, shall write on the margin of each paper so
presented the number of folios paid for ; aud shall, in his monthly return to the
Treasurer, certify under oath the number of folios copied or registered by each one
of said Deputy Clerks ; and such certificate of the Recorder or his Chief Deputy
shall be conclusive evidence to authorize the Auditor to audit sach certified accounts
of such Deputy Clerks, monthly.
To one Porter, or Watchman, for the Recorder's office, not to exceed seventy-
five dollars per month.
To the Harbor Master, three thousand dollars per annum.
To the Superintendent of Common Schools, four thousand dollars per annum.
To the Clerk of the Superintendent of Common Schools, who shall also act as
Secretary of the Board of Education, one huudred and twenty-five dollars per month,,
payable from the School Fund, as now provided for by law.
To the Superintendent of Public Streets and Highways, four thousand dollars-
To the Deputies of the Superintendent of Streets and Highways,* one hundred
and fifty dollars per month, each.
To the Chief Engineer, four thousand dollars per annum.
To the First, Second and Third Assistant Engineers, each fifty dollars per month.
To the Secretary of the Board of Delegates, as such, and also as Clerk of the
Chief Engineer, one hundred and fifty dollars per month.
To three Bell-Ringers, for the city hall fire alarm bell, one hundred dollars per
To the Chief of Police, four thousand dollars per annum.
* The Act of April 26, 1862, allows the Superintendent of Streets and Highways, at the discretion of the Board of
SnperTisors, not less than three nor more than five deputies, to be by him appointed from time to time. — [CompilKh_
482 ■ SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTORY.
To four Captains of Police, one hundred and twenty-fire dollars per month each.
To Policemen, not exceeding forty,* the number to be determined from time to
time Ijy order of the Board of Supervisors, one hundred dollars per month each ;
provided, that one of the same, detailed for Clerk in the oflSce of the Chief of Po-
lice, to be appointed by him, shall receive one hundred and twenty-five dollars per
To the Resident Physician of the City and County Hospital, two hundred dollars
per month, in full compensation for all duties as such, and also for his attendance on
the small-pox hospital, county jail, and city prison. — [Act of May 17, 1861, Soc. 1.]
The several officers named in this Act, who are entitled to charge and collect, or
receive any fees, commissions, per centages or other compensation, of whatever nature or
kind, allowed by law for services rendered by them or their Deputies, in their several
official capacities, or for the performance of duties appertaining to said offices, shall col-
lect and safely keep the same, and on each Monday they shall pay the total amount
by them received, to the Treasurer of said city and county, who shall set apart the
same as a Special Fee Fund, for the payment of the respective salaries of the several
officers entitled to charge and collect fees, commissions or other compensation. And
the salaries of all other officers shall be paid out of the General Fund ; provided,
that the Assessor, so far as relates to the collection of poll tax, and the City and
County Surveyor, shall be exempt from the provisions of this section. It shall be,
and is hereby made, the duty of all such officers who are entitled to charge and col-
lect or receive fees, commissions, or other compensation for their official services, to
keep a book or books, in which shall be entered by items the amount received for
all official services performed by them or their Deputies, showing the date
and nature of such services, and the amount received therefor, which book or books
shall, at all office hours, be open to the inspection of the Board of Supervisors or any
citizen ; and each of said officers shall, at the expiration of each month, make out
and verify by. oath and file with the Auditor a full and accurate transcript, from his
said book or books, of the entries for the preceding month. — [Act of May 17, 1861,
Sec. 2.] It shall be the duty of the Treasurer of said city and county to receive, re
ceipt for and safely keep all moneys paid over to him under the provisions of this
Act, and to make up, on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-one,
and quarterly thereafter, an accurate statement of said Special Fee Fund, showing the
actual condition of the same up to such time, when, if any balance remain in said
fund, after satisfying all demands payable out of the same, the Treasurer shall trans-
fer such balance to the General Fund ; but should such Special Fee Fund be insuffi-
cient to satisfy all of the demands payable therefrom, then the Treasurer shall, at the
request of the holder, register such unpaid demands against, and pay the same in
their order of registration out of the General Fund, as in other cases. — [Act of May
17, 1861, Sec. 3.] All demands upon the treasury, allowed by this Act, shall, before
they are authorized to be paid, be duly audited, as in other cases of demands lawfully
payable out of the treasury. The several salaries named shall be payable monthly
by the Treasurer upon the audit of the County Auditor, who is hereby directed to
audk the salaries herein provided for.— [Act of May 17, 1861, Sec. 4.] The Board
of Supervisors may, from time to time, authorize the appointment of such additional
Deputies, for any of the various city and county offices, and for such period of time,
as in their judgment may be necessary for the proper and faithful discharge of the
duties of such office. Deputies appointed under the provisions of this section, shall
receive not to exceed one hundred and fifty dollars per month, each ; but in no case
shall the aggregate pay of such Deputies exceed three thousand dollars per annum.—
[Act of May 17, 1861, Sec. 5.] The fees receivable by the several officers named in
this Act, shall be payable in advance.— [Act of May 17, 1861, Sec. 6.] 'J'he adver-
tismg for the Sheriff's office shall be in such daily newspaper of general circulation,
printed and published in the English language, in the city and county of San Fran-
. *.^*"® ^^^. of .A^Pril 26, 1862, provides for an appropriation not to exceed one thousand doHara per month for ten ad-
ditional policemen. See page 521.
cisco, as shall, upon the notice hereinafter provided for, offer to do the same at the
lowest rates, to ascertain which the Slieriff shall annually advertise three or more times
successively, in two or more daily newspapers, published in said city and county, for
proposals to do such advertising. — [Act of May 17,1801, Sec. 7.] For a willful
neglect or refusal to comply with any of the provisions of this Act, by any oflicer or
othcers herein named, he or they shall be deemed guilty of felony, and, on conviction
thereof, in the Court of Sessions, be subject to a line not to exceed five thousand
dollars, and a forfeiture of office, or to imprisonment in tlie State Prison not less than
one nor more than three years, or to both such fine and imprisonment ; ^;row?W«/, that
nothing herein shall be held to release such officer from the obligation to give the
official bond required by law, or from any civil responsibility arising from his official
duties. — [Act of May 17, 1861, Sec. 8.] All i;e(|uisitions for books, blanks and sta-
tionery, for any of the officers named in this Act, shall be made by such officers, re-
spectively, upon the Board of Supervisors, stating the amount and description thereof,
and that the same are essential and necessary for the use of such office, which state-
ment shall be verified by the oath of such otficer, and, upon their approval thereof,
the said Board shall order the cost of the same paid out of the Special Fee Fund. —
[Act of May 17, 1861, Sec. 9.] The Inspectors, Judges, and Clerks of Elections, shall
bo paid out of the General Fund such reasonable compensation for their services as
such, as may be fixed and allowed by the Board of Supervisors, not exceeding twenty-
five dollars each for all services at any one election. — [Act of May 16, 1861, Sec. 10.]
Sec. 12. Neither the Board of Supervisors, the Board of Education, nor any
officer of the said city and county, or of any district, shall have any power to contract
any debt or liability, in any form whatsoever, against the said city and county ; nor
shall the people or tax-payers, or any property therein, ever be liable to be assessed
for, or on account of, any debt or liability hereafter contracted, or supposed, or
attempted to be contracted, in contravention of this section.
Sec. 13. Balie Peyton, E. J. Moore, J. B. Crockett, Louis McLane, Jr., and E.
R. Carpentier, shall appoint, in each of the districts to be erected in said city and
county, as aforesaid, one lospector and two Judges of Election, by whom the first
election under this Act shall l)e held. The term of office of all officers elected under
this Act, shall commence on Monday following the day of election, unless otherwise
already provided by law.
Sec. 14. All officers of the said city and county must, before they can enter upon
their official duties, give bond as required by law. The bonds and sureties of such
officers must be approved by the County Judge, Auditor, and President of the Board
of Supervisors. Where the amount of such official bond is not fixed by law, it shall
be fi.xed by the Board of Supervisors. No banker residing or doing business in said
city and county, nor any such banker's partner, clerk, employe, ageat, attorney,
father, son, or brother, shall be received as surety for the Treasurer, President of the
Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Auditor, nor any officer having the collection, custody,
or disbursement of money. No person can be admitted as surety on any such bond,
unless he be worth, in fixed property, including mortgages, situated in said city and
county, the amount of his undertaking, over and above all sums for which he is
already liable, or in any manner bound, whether as principal, iudorscr, or security,
and whether such prior obligation or liability be conditional or absolute, liquidated
or unliquidated, certain or contingent, due or to become due. All persons offered as
sureties on official bonds, may be examined on oath touching their qualifications.
The official bond of the Auditor shall be filed and kept in the office of the Clerk of
said city and county. All other official bonds shall be filed and kept in the office of
the Auditor. All officers continued in office under this Act shall be required to
execute new bonds, conformable td laws heretofore existing, and, in case of default
on the part of any officer of doing so within two days after the first meeting of the
Board of Supervisors, the said Board shall declare his office vacant. — [Amendment
March 28, 1859.]
484 SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTORY.
PUBLIC ORDER AND POLICE.
Sec. 15. The Department of Police of said city and county, shall be under the
direction of the Chief of Police, in subjection to the laws of this State, and the rules
and regulations, not in conflict therewith, which may be established by competent
authority, under the powers granted in this Act. In the suppression of any riot, pub-
lic tumult, disturbance of the public peace, or organized resistance against the laws,
or public authorities in the lawful exercise of their functions, he shall have all the
powers that now are, or may hereafter be conferred upon Sheriffs by the laws of this
State, and his lawful orders shall be promptly executed by all Police officers. Watch-
men, and Constables in the said city and county ; and every citizen shall also lend
him aid, when required, for the arrest of offenders and maintenance of public order.
Sec 16. The Chief of Police shall keep a public office, which shall be open, and
at which he, or in case of his necessary absence, a Captain of Police, or Police Officer,
by him designated for that purpose, shall be in attendance at all hours, day and
night. In case of his necessary absence from his office, it shall be made known to
the Police Officer in attendance where he can be found, if needed, and he shall not
absent himself from the city and county without urgent necessity, and leave obtained
in writing from the President of the Board of Supervisors, Police Judge and County
Judge, or two of them, who shall, at the time of granting the same, appoint a person
to act during his absence, with all his powers, duties and obligations. If such ab-
sence from the city and county be on any other than business immediately connected
with his office, he shall lose his salary for the time of such absence, of which account
shall be taken by the Police Judge.
"Sec. 17. The Chief of Police shall designate one or more out of the number of
Police Officers to attend constantly upon the Police Judge's Court, to execute the
orders and process of the said Court ; he may order to be arrested and to be taken
before the Police Judge, any person guilty of a breach of the peace or a violation of
the general regulations established by the Board of Supervisors under the authority
granted in this Act ; he shall supervise and direct the Police force of said city and
county, and shall observe and cause to be observed the provisions of this Act and
the regulations established by the Board of Supervisors in relation thereto ; he shall
see that the lawful orders and process issued by the Police Judge's Court are
promptly executed ; and shall exercise such other powers connected with his office
as head of Police, as may be prescribed in the general regulations adopted by the
Board of Supervisors.
Sec. 18. The Chief of Police shall acquaint himself with all the statutes and laws
in force in this State defining public offenses and nuisances and regulating criminal
proceedings, and shall procure and keep in his office the statutes of this State and of
the United States, and all necessary elementary works on that subject ; he shall
give information and advice touching said laws, gratuitously, to all Police officers
and Magistrates asking it.
Sec 19. The Police Judge, throughout the city and county, shall have the same
powers and jurisdiction in all cases, as are, or hereafter may be, conferred by law
upon Recorders' Courts and in all criminal cases, in addition thereto, the powers and
jurisdiction of a Justice of the Peace ; also, jurisdiction of every offense or act, which,
by common law is declared to be a misdemeanor, (and for which no punishment is
especially prescribed by law,) with power to punish by imprisonment in the county
jail or city prison, not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding five hundred
dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment ; and he shall also have jurisdiction
to try and punish all offenses committed against the rules and regulations established
by the Board of Supervisors, in pursuance of the authority granted in this Act, except
where it is otherwise provided, and may commit or hold the offender to bail for trial
in the proper court, or may try, condemn or acquit, and carry his judgment into exe-
cution, as the case may require, according to law ; and shall have power to issue
warrants of arrest, subpenas, and all other process necessary to the full and proper
exercise of his powers and jurisdiction. All fines imposed by the Police Judge, not
exceeding twenty dollars, exclusive of costs, shall be final and without appeal ; his
Court shall be a Court of Record ; a Clerk shall be appointed therefor by the Board
of Supervisors, with a salary of twelve hundred dollars a year,* who shall give bond
as required by law, and hold his oflace during the pleasure of said Board. — [Amend-
ment, April 18, 1857.]
Sec. 20. Proceedings in the Police Judge's Court, shall be conducted in con-
formity with the laws regulating proceedings in the Recorder's Court. The said Court
shall be open daily, Sundays excepted, and may be held by any Justice of the Peace
of the city and county, in case of the temporary absence of the Police Judge or his
temporary inability to act from any cause. In case of a vacancy in the office of
Police Judge, the Board of Supervisors shall have power to appoint any Justice of
the Peace of the said city and county to fill the vacancy until the next election, when
the office shall be filled by election for a full term.
Sec. 21. The Clerk of the Police Judge's Court shall keep a record of its pro-
ceedings, issue all process ordered by said Court, receive and pay weekly into the
treasury of the city and county all fines imposed by said Court, and render to the