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follows: “Section 993. The regular annual meeting of the board of trustees shall be held at the school on the last Wednesday of May in each year, at which meeting a president, a vice president and a treasurer shall be elected by ballot from the board, and an auditor, not of the board, each to serve one year from the first day of July following, and a secretary, who shall be a member of the board and shall serve two years, whose duty it shall be to prepare and have ready for the examination and approval of the executive committee on the last Wednesday of November immediately preceding the meeting of the state legislature the biennial report required to be made by said board in section 1004, Vol. 1, Hill's Code, who shall receive twenty-five dollars per annum for his services, and one member of the executive committee to serve three years from the first day of July following, and any other business proper to come before said meeting may be transacted.”

Sec. 2. Section 1016, Vol. 1, of Hill's Code of the State of Washington shall be amended to read as follows: “Section 1016. If it appears to the satisfaction of the county commissioners that the parents of any such defective youth within their county are unable to bear the expense of sending them to and from said state school, it shall then be the duty of the commissioners to send them to and from said school at the expense of the county. The word "expense” shall be construed to include clothing children while at school.”

SEC. 3. An emergency exists, and this act shall take effect immediately.

Passed the Senate January 31, 1899.
Passed the House March 1, 1899.
Approved March 13, 1899.

CHAPTER LXXXII.

[H. B. No. 161.) EXPERIMENTAL STATION AT PUYALLUP. AN ACT providing for conducting the agricultural experiment sta

tion heretofore established at Puyallup, Washington. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington :

SECTION 1. That the operation and conduct of the agricultural experiment station heretofore established at Puyallup, Washington, shall be under the supervision and control of the board of regents of the agricultural college and school of science, and the state auditor is hereby authorized to audit all claims and, if found correct, to issue warrants upon the state treasurer in payment of bills duly authorized by said board as provided by law, and the state treasurer is hereby directed to pay the same.

Passed the House February 27, 1899.
Passed the Senate March 8, 1899.
Approved March 13, 1899.

CHAPTER LXXXIII.

[H. B. No. 38.] RELATING TO SALE OF TIDE AND SHORE LANDS. AN ACT to amend sec. 51, chapter 89, laws of 1897, being an act re

lating to public lands of the state, approved March 16, 1897. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington :

SECTION 1. That sec. 51, chapter 89 of an act entitled "An act relating to public lands of the state," approved March 16, 1897, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 51. All tide and shore lands except as herein expressly provided shall be sold upon the terms pro

vided for the sale of school and granted lands, and within twenty days after the expiration of the sixty days limited in which to file applications for the purchase of tide and shore lands the applicant shall pay to the commissioner of public lands one-tenth of the purchase price thereof, and thereupon the purchaser shall enter into a contract with the state as provided for the sale of school, granted and other lands of this act: Provided, That any accretions that may be added to any tract or tracts of tide or shore lands heretofore sold or that may hereafter be sold by the state shall belong to the state, and shall not be sold or offered for sale until the said accretions shall have been first surveyed and platted under the direction of the commissioner of public lands, and the adjacent owner shall have the preference right to purchase said lands for thirty days after the same shall be offered for sale : Provided further, That where an appeal is taken the purchaser shall in all cases have twenty days from the day on which the final judgment of the superior court is certified to and filed with the commissioner of public lands in which to make said payment and enter into said contract: And provided further, That in case different persons make application to purchase a lot, tract or piece of tide or shore land within sixty days and no appeal is taken from the determination of the commission as to which person has the first right to purchase, then the findings of the commission shall be final and the successful applicant shall have thirty days from the time when served with notice of such finding, which notice shall be served by mailing a registered letter addressed to the party at his address, which shall be stated in the application to purchase.”

Passed the House February 27, 1899.
Passed the Senate March 8, 1899.
Approved March 13, 1899.

CHAPTER LXXXIV.

[H. B. No. 241.] REPEALING COUNTY BLANK LAW. AN ACT to repeal an act entitled “ An act providing for a uniform

system of public blanks for use in the counties of the State of Washington, and regulating the manufacture and sale thereof by the state," approved March 6, 1897, found on pages 47 and 48 of the laws of 1897.

Uniform system of blanks.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington :

SECTION 1. That an act entitled "An act providing for a uniform system of public blanks for use in the counties of the State of Washington, and regulating the manufacture and sale thereof by the state," approved March 6, 1897, and found on pages 47 and 48 of the laws of 1897, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. The state auditor, with the advice and aid of the attorney general, shall compile forms for all public blanks used in the counties of this state, in conformity with the statutes thereof, and shall keep the same on file in his office open for the inspection of the public; and said forms shall be used uniformly by the respective counties of this state.

Sec. 3. All public blanks referred to in section 2 hereof shall be procured by each county respectively at its own cost.

Sec. 4. The term “public blanks” as used in this act is intended to include detail and assessment lists or schedules now or hereafter required by law.

Passed the House February 9, 1899.
Passed the Senate March 6, 1899.
Approved March 13, 1899.

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CHAPTER LXXXV.

[H. B. No. 417.)
RELATING TO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN CITIES OF

THE FIRST CLASS.
AN ACT relating to justices of the peace and constables in cities

of the first class and fixing their number and salaries and pro-
viding for making one of the justices elected in such cities a

police justice, and defining his duties, jurisdiction and powers. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington :

SECTION 1. Each incorporated city of the first class Just in this state, together with any adjoining precincts, if cities. any there are, lying partly within and partly without said city, shall for the purposes of this act, and for fixing and limiting the number of justices of the peace to be elected in such city, be deemed and considered one precinct, and the qualified electors within the limits thereof shall, at each general election vote for and elect two justices of the peace, who shall be attorneys at law, duly admitted to practice in the supreme court of the state, and one constable.

SEC. 2. Within ten days after such election the mayor Police justice. of the city shall appoint one of the justices so elected the police justice or police judge of such city, who shall before entering upon the duties of his office as police judge, give such additional bond for the faithful performance of his duties as the city council may by ordinance direct.

Sec. 3. The police judge so appointed, in addition to Powers of his powers as justice of the peace, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all offenses defined by any ordinance of the city, and all other actions brought to enforce or recover any license penalty or forfeiture declared or given by any such ordinance, and full power and authority to hear and determine all causes, civil or criminal, arising under such ordinance, and to pronounce judgment in accordance therewith in the trials of actions brought for violation of any city ordinance, .no jury shall be allowed. All civil or criminal proceed

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