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, elected for the long term to Congress, with Judge Johnson S. Hayes, anti-railroad Democrat, for the short term......Dec. 20, 1873 Law empowering juries to determine between death and imprisonment for life in convicting of a capital crime......1874 Compulsory education law passed and school laws revised; a State superintendent of instruction to be elected......1874 State temperance convention at San Francisco......Nov. 19, 1874 State capitol at Sacramento completed......1875 O'Connor bill becomes a law, authorizing three commissioners of transportation to inspect railroads and require them to be kept in safe condition. April 3, 1876 Permanent organization of the workingmen's party of California, Dennis Kearney, the sand-lot orator, president, headquarters at San Francisco......Oct. 5, 1877 Dennis Kearney arrested and imprisoned two weeks for incendiary speeches and threats......Nov. 3, 1877 Act amending the code of civil procedure concerning attorneys, by st