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[ No. 26. ] AN ACT to amend section three thousand eight hundred and

fifteen, of the compiled laws, being section one hundred and sixty-three, of chapter ninety-three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relating to justices' courts.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section three thousand eight hundred and fifteen, of the compiled laws, being section one hundred an sixty-three, of chapter ninety-three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relating to justices' courts, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

[3815.] Sec. 163. An execution may be issued upon any Time of judgment recovered before a justice of the peace, at any time cution upon

judgment. within six years after such judgment shall have been rendered, for the collection of the whole or any part of such judgment remaining unpaid.

Approved March 6, 1869.

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[ No. 27. ] AN ACT transferring all moneys from the soldiers' relief fand

and soldiers' home fund to the military fund. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That all Transfer. moneys now remaining unappropriated in the soldiers' relief fund, and all moneys now remaining unappropriated in the the soldiers' home fund, be and the same are hereby transferred to the military fund.

[Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.] Approved March 6, 1869.

No. 28. ]
AN ACT to amend act number fifty-eight, of session laws of

eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, approved March fifteenth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “ An act to repeal
all existing laws, rules and provisions of law, restricting or
controlling the right of a party to agree with an attorney,
solicitor, or counsel, for his compensation, and to more accu-
rately fix and determine the costs to be allowed to the
prevailing parties in suits at law in the circuit court, and to

repeal section two of said act. Act amended SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That and section repealed.

act number fifty-eight, of session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, approved March fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to repeal all existing laws, rules and provisions of law, restricting or controlling the right of a party to agree with an attorney, solicitor, or counsel, for his compensation, and to more accurately fix and determine the costs to be allowed to the prevailing parties in suits at law in the circuit court,” be and the same is hereby amended, so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That all right to

existing laws, rules, and provisions of law, restricting or conagree with attorney, repealed

trolling the right of a party to agree with an attorney, solicitor, or counsel, for his compensation, are repealed, and hereafter the measure of such compensation shall be left to the agree

ment, express or implied, of the parties; but there shall be lowed to preFalling par. allowed to the prevailing parties, costs in addition to the fees

of officers, disbursements, and witnesses, in suits at law, commenced or brought into the circuit court, by appeal or other

wise, as follows: Actions of For proceedings before notice of trial, in all actions of ejectdjectmont, libel, etc. ment, or other actions involving the question of title to real

estate, and in all actions for libel, slander, malicious prosecution, or criminal conversation, fifteen dollars; for all subsequent proceedings in such actions, before trial, five dollars;

For the trial of issues of law, if separate from the trial of the issues of fact, ten dollars;

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For every trial of issues of fact, if separate from the trial Issues of fact of the issues of law, fifteen dollars;

For the trial of the issues of fact and of law, when tried at Issues of fact the same time or term, twenty dollars;

For proceedings before notice of trial, in every other kind of other civil civil action at law, ten dollars; and for all subsequent proceedings, before trial, five dollars;

For the trial of issues of law, if separate from the trial of issues of fact, in any of the actions last above referred to, ten dollars;

For the trial of the issues of fact, if separate from the trial of the issues of law, in any of the actions last aforesaid, ten dollars; and for the trial of the issues of law and fact, at the same time or term, in such action, fifteen dollars; In all actions where a judgment is taken by default, or on Judgmont

by default cognovit, fifteen dollars;

For every circuit or term, at which a cause is regularly on When canso the calendar, and not reached, or is postponed, excluding that dar and not at which it is tried or beard, five dollars: Provided, That in all Proviso. cases heard and determined on appeal, the costs, or such part thereof as to the court shall seem just, in view of the particular circumstances of each case, may be awarded to either party;

In all cases of certiorari to a circuit court, to the plaintiff in Certiorari. error, on reversal of the judgment, fifteen dollars; to the defendant in error, on the affirmance of the judgment, twelve dollars; If the judgment on certiorari be reversed in part, and affirmed Reversed

judgment on as to the residue, the amount of cost allowed to either party, certiorari. shall be such sum as the court may award, not exceeding ten dollars; and in all cases the party prevailing in the circuit court may tax in addition to the costs above allowed him, such costs as he would have been entitled to tax, had he prevailed in his actions in the court below; In all cases of special motion, such sum shall be awarded to special mo

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Sec. 2. Section two of said act is hereby repealed.
Approved March 6, 1869.

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[ No. 29.) AN ACT to regulate the manufacture, and provide for the

inspection of salt. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That no salt manufactured in this State after this act takes effect, shall

be sold within the State, nor exported therefrom, until the Penalty for same shall first be duly inspected, as provided in this act. Any violating proches des person who shall violate the provisions of this section, shall

pay, for the use of the people of this State, as a fine, the sum

of twenty cents for each bushel of salt sold, or exported conPenalty for trary to the provisions of this act. In case any manufacturer porting, in, of salt shall knowingly sell, or export, or permit to be sold or this act.

exported, salt contrary to the provisions of this act, he shall, on conviction thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding ninety days: Provided, That nothing in this act shall apply to any salt packed and in the hands of dealers when

this act takes effect. Inspector of Sec. 2. Immediately after the passage of this act, and every salt, appoint

six years thereafter, there shall be appointed by the Governor of this State, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, an inspector of salt, who shall be a person of competent skill and ability, and who shall hold his office for six years and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed for cause. He shall at all times be subject to removal by the Governor for cause; and in addition to other causes which may arise, incompetency, or inefficiency in the performance of the duties devolved on him by this act, shall be deemed good cause for removal. In case of vacancy in the

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in appointment, immediately upon receiving notice thereof, and illed. such appointment shall hold until the close of the next session of the Senate; and in the meantime, the Governor shall, with the consent of the Senate, appoint to fill the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.

Sec. 3. Immediately after his appointment and qualification, Inspector to the inspector shall divide the salt-making territory of this State tory into dis

tricts, and into so many inspection districts as he may judge necessary,

appoint dep and shall appoint for each district one or more competent and efficient deputy inspectors, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the inspector, and for whose acts he shall be responsible. Such districts may be changed from time to time, as may be necessary. The inspector shall give his entire time, skill and attention to the duties of his office, and shall not be engaged in any other business or occupation. Soc. 4. The inspector shall be entitled to receive an annual salary of in.

spector. salary of twenty-five hundred dollars. He shall also be allowed Expensez the farther sum of five hundred dollars annually for the expenses of providing and furnishing his office, and for clerk hire, stationery, books and printing. His deputies shall be entitled Salaries of

deputies. to such sums, in each case, as he may approve, not exceeding in any case the sum of one hundred dollars per month for the time actually employed. All salaries and expenses provided for by Salaries, etc.,

how paid. this act, shall be retained by the inspector out of the money received under section five of this act, and accounted for, and paid out by him as provided in this act; salaries to be paid monthly: Provided, That in case the amount of money received Proplso. for the inspection of salt, according to the provisions of section five, shall not be sufficient to pay the salaries and expenses of the inspector and his deputies, as provided herein, that the amount of such deficiency shall be deducted from said calaries pro rata to each. Sec. 5. Each person, firm, company, and corporation engaged Three mills

to be paid in the manufacture of salt, or for whom any salt shall be for each

bushel Ininspected, shall from time to time as salt is inspected, or offered spected.

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