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enacted, relating to or affecting children or animals, in every case where the prosecution was instituted, aided, or conducted by any such corporation or society now or hereafter existing, must, except where otherwise provided, inure to such corporation or society in aid of the purposes for which it was incorporated or organized. In addition to said fines, penalties and forfeitures, every society incorporated and organized for the prevention of cruelty to animals may, in each city, or city and county, or county, where such society exists, while actively engaged in enforcing the provisions of the laws of this State,

or hereafter enacted, for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or arresting, or prosecuting offenders thereunder, or preventing cruelty to animals, be paid, as compensation therefor, from the county, or city and county general fund by the Board of Supervisors, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars per month, in the same manner as other claims against said county, or city and county, are paid. [New section ; approved March 21, 1905; in effect in sixty days.]

Note.—See note to $ 607.


§ 607f. All members and agents, and all officers of each or any of such corporations or societies, as may by the trustees thereof be duly authorized in writing, approved by a Judge of the Superior Court of the county in which such corporation or society was organized, and sworn in the same manner as are constables or peace officers, have power lawfully to interfere to prevent the perpetration of any act of cruelty upon any child or dumb animal, and may use such force as is necessary to prevent the same, and to that end may summon to their aid any bystander; they may make arrests for the violation of any penal law relating to or affecting children or animals in the same manner as a constable or other peace officer; and may carry the same or similar weapons that such officers are authorized to carry. All such members and agents must, when making such arrests, exhibit and expose a suitable badge to be adopted by such corporation or society. All persons resisting such specially appointed officers, when performing any duty under this section, are guilty of a misdemeanor. [New section ; approved March 21, 1905; in effect in sixty days. ]

Note.-See note to $ 607.

§ 6079. Any child under the age of sixteen years that comes within any of the following descriptions named :

1. Who is found begging or receiving or gathering alms (whether actually begging, or under the pretext of selling or offering for sale anything), or being in any street, road, or public place for the purpose of egging, gathering, or receiving alms;

2. Who is found wandering and not having any home or settled place of abode, or proper guardianship, or visible means of subsistence;

3. Who is found destitute, either being an orphan, or having a vicious parent who is undergoing penal servitude or imprisonment;

4. Who frequents the company of reputed thieves or prostitutes, or houses of prostitution or assignation, or dance houses, concert saloons, theaters, or variety halls, or other places of amusement where spirituous, malt, or vinous liquors are sold, without parent or guardian;

5. Who is engaged or used for or in any business, exhibition, vocation, or purpose, in violation of any law of this State; -must be arrested and brought before a court or magistrate, and when, upon examination before such court or magistrate, it appears that any such child has been engaged in any of the aforesaid acts, or comes within any of the aforesaid descriptions; or when, upon the examination or conviction of any person having the custody of a child, of a criminal assault upon it, the court or magistrate before whom such examination or conviction is had deems it desirable for the welfare of such child that the person so examined or convicted should be deprived of its custody thereafter; such court or magistrate, when it deems it expedient for the welfare of such child, may commit such child to an orphan asylum, corporation, or society for the prevention of cruelty to children, charitable or other institution, or make such other disposition thereof as now is or hereafter may be provided by law in cases of vagrant, truant, disorderly, pauper, or destitute children. Any corporation, organized under this title, or now existing, for the prevention of cruelty to children, or any officer or member thereof, may institute proceedings under this section for the welfare of any such child. [New section ; approved March 21. 1905 ; in effect in sixty days.]

Note.--See note tc $ 607.


Cemetery Corporations.

SEC. 608. How much land may be held and how disposed of.

609. Who are members eligible to vote and hold office.
610. May hold personal property, to what amount. How

disposed of.
611. May issue bonds to pay for grounds. Proceeds of

sales, how disposed of. 612. May take and hold property or use income thereof,

how. 613. Interments in lot and effect thereof. Transfer of

rights only made, how. 614. Lot owners previous to purchase to be members of

the corporation. 615. May sell land.

616. May hold property. Income, how applied. [See Appendix: Deeds; Crematories.]

$ 608.

Corporations organized to establish and maintain cemeteries may take, by purchase, donation, or devise, land, not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres in extent, in the county wherein their articles of incorporation are filed, or in an adjoining county, and may employ any surplus moneys in the treasury thereof for such purpose ; such lands to be held and occupied exclusively as a cemetery for the burial of the dead. The lands must be surveyed and subdivided into lots or plats, avenues, and walks, under order of the directors, and a map thereof filed in the office of the Recorder of the county wherein the lands are situated. Thereafter, upon such terms and subject to such conditions and restrictions, to be inserted in the conveyances, as the by-laws or directors may prescribe, the directors may sell and convey the lots or plats to purchasers. [Amendment in effect March 20, 1891.]

140 Cal. 232.

$ 609.

Every person of full age who is proprietor of a lot or plat in the cemetery of the corporation, containing not less than two hundred square feet of land, or, if there be more than one proprietor of any such lot, then such of the proprietors as the majority of joint proprietors designate, may, in person or by proxy, cast one vote at all elections had by the

corporation, for directors or any other purpose, and is eligible to any office of the corporation. At each annual meeting or election, the directors must make a report to the proprietors of all their doings, and of the management and condition of the property and concerns of the corporation.

140 Cal. 232.

§ 610. Such corporations may hold personal property to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, in addition to the surplus remaining from the sales of lots or plats after the payments required in the succeeding section. Such surplus must be disposed of in the improvement, embellishment, and preservation of the cemetery, and paying incidental expenses of the corporations, and in no other manner.

140 Cal. 232.

§ 611. Such corporations may issue their bonds, bearing interest not exceeding twelve per cent per annum, for the purchase of lands for their cemeteries, payable out of the proceeds of the cemetery, and not otherwise. Sixty per cent of the proceeds of sales of lots, plats, and graves must be applied at least every three months to the payment of the bonds and interest. Such corporations may also agree with the person or persons from whom cemetery lands shall be purchased to pay for such lands, as the purchase price thereof, any specified share or portion, not exceeding one half, of the proceeds of all sales of lots or plats made from such lands; such payment to be made at such intervals as may be agreed upon. In all cases where cemetery lands shall be purchased and agreed to be paid for in the manner last provided, the prices for lots or plats specified in the by-laws, rules, or regulations first adopted by such association, or prescribed in the agreement between the cemetery and the person or persons from whom the cemetery lands were purchased, shall not be changed without the written consent of a majority in interest of the persons from whom such lands were purchased, their heirs, representatives, or assigns. [Amendment in effect April 16, 1880.]

140 Cal. 232.

$ § 612. Any corporation organized to establish and maintain, or to improve, a cemetery, may take and hold title to any cemetery lot, plat or grave, devised or given to it in trust for the


specific purpose of perpetually caring for the same. ment approved March 25, 1901; in effect in sixty days.]

$ 613. Whenever an interment is made in any lot or plat transferred to individual owners by the corporation, the same thereby becomes forever inalienable, and descends in regular line of succession to the heirs at law of the owner. When there are several owners of interest in such lot or plat, one or more may acquire by purchase the interest of others interested in the fee simple title thereof, but no one not an owner acquires interest or right of burial therein by purchase ; nor must any one be buried in any such lot or plat not at the time owning an interest therein, or who is not a relative of such owner, or of his wife, except by consent of all jointly interested; provided, however, that when all the bodies buried in any such lot shall have been removed therefrom, with the consent of the owners of such lot, it shall be lawful for the then owners of such lot to sell and transfer the same by deed ; and any such sale and transfer heretofore made is hereby declared to be valid and effectual to transfer the title to the purchaser, any law to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. [Amendment in effect February 10, 1885.]

115 Cal. 375; 140 Cal. 232.

$ 614.

When grounds purchased or otherwise acquired for cemetery purposes have been previously used as a burial ground, those who are lot owners at the time of the purchase continue to own the same, and are members of the corporation, with all the privileges a purchase of a lot from the corporation confers.

140 Cal. 232.

§ 615. Cemetery corporations may sell lands held by them upon obtaining an order for that purpose from the Superior Court of the county where the lands are situated. Before making the order, proof must be made to the satisfaction of the court that notice of the application for leave to sell has been given by publication in such manner and for such time as the court has directed, and that the lands are not required for and are not in use for burial purposes, and that it is for the interest of the corporation that such lands be sold. The application

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