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the same specifically enforced in chancery, if not in default Proviso, jury. himself: Provided, That in all such suits for specific per

formance of mining options and leases, either party shall be entitled to a jury, and the verdict of such jury shall have the same force and effect as a verdict in any other suit in chancery. The remedy herein given for the enforcement of mining options shall apply to existing as well as future options.

Approved March 11, 1913.

[No. 15.]

AN ACT to amend section eight of chapter two hundred fifty.

two of the Revised Statutes of eighteen hundred fortysix, entitled "Payment of debts and legacies," being sertion nine thousand three hundred seventy-four of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

Section amended.

The People of the State of Michigan cnact: SECTION 1. Section eight of chapter two hundred fiftytwo of the Revised Statutes of eighteen hundred forty-six, being compiler's section nine thousand three hundred seventyfour of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, said chapter being entitled "Payment of debts and legacies,”

is hereby amended to read as follows: When judge of Sec. 8. In all cases where it is competent for the judge probate to just claims. pusb atains ad- of probate to appoint commissioners to receive, examine and

adjust claims against estates of deceased persons, or to revive or continue a commission already granted, the judge of probate may, if he shall think proper, instead of appointing commissioners or reviving or continuing a commission, ap

point a time and place for the examination and adjustment Notice given. of claims against the estate before himself; and in such case

if the object be to hear claims generally, he shall give the same notice of the time and place when he will sit to hear claims, and of the time limited for creditors to present their claims as is required by law to be given by commissioners; and if the object be to examine and adjust some particular claim, he shall cause notice of the time and place and object of the hearing to be given to all persons interested, or by publication in such newspaper of the county as he shall designate; and when a hearing shall be thus as aforesaid had before a judge of probate, on filing proof that notice has been given as herein prescribed, the action of the judge of probate in passing upon and adjusting claims shall have the same effect upon all claims against the estate as the action of commissioners would have had if commissioners had been appointed and had acted according to law, and subject to the same provisions in reference to appeal. When notice May appoint shall have been given of the hearing of claims before the commissioners. court, the probate judge may on such hearing appoint commissioners if he shall think proper as in other cases, and in the order appointing them, shall direct when and where they shall meet, which meeting shall be without further notice; and in any case, if he shall choose to do so, may preside at the sessions of commissioners, make rulings as to the evidence and directions as to the law, and the commissioners shall make their report and the same shall have like effect as in case the probate judge shall decline to meet with such commissioners:

Provided, That claims for funeral ex- Proviso, penses may be allowed by the probate judge at any time funeral exlrefore the general hearing of claims, upon tive days' notice to penses. the claimant and the executor or administrator.

Approved March 11, 1913.

[No. 16.) AN ACT to amend section twenty of act number one hun

dred eighty-four of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred five, entitled "An act to provide for the indeterminate sentence as a punishment for crime, upon the conviction thereof, and for the detention and release of persons in prison or detained on such sentence, and for the expense attending the same," approved June seven, nineteen hun dred five, as amended by act number one hundred thirtyfour of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, approved May twenty-six, nineteen hundied nine.

The People of the State of Jichigan enact: SECTION 1. Section twenty of act number one hundred Section eighty-four of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred five, en. amended. titled “An act to provide for the indeterminate sentence as a punishment for crime, upon the conviction thereof, and for the detention and release of persons in prison or detained on such sentence, and for the expense attending the same,”.

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number one hundred thirty-four of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, approved May twenty-six, nineteen hundred nine, is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 20. Any sheriff, under-sheriff, deputy sheriff, chief of First friend,

or truant officer, shall, upon request of the Governor On the Advisory Board in the matter of Pardons, act as first

and advisor for paroled prisoners while on parole

police,

who may act as.

friend

Compensation. from any prison or reformatory in the State, and shall, upon

the approval of the secretary of the Advisory Board in the Matter of Pardons, be paid from the general fund of the State not otherwise appropriated, one dollar per month for each paroled prisoner for such services. Whenever the term of office of any such officer acting as first friend shall expire while any such parole is in force, the duties of such first friend shall be assumed by the successor in office of such officer, or if no successor is appointed then such duties shall be assumed by the truant officer.

Approved March 11, 1913.

[No. 17.]

AN ACT to amend section nine of act number one hundied

eighty-eight of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninetynine, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfers of property by the intestate laws of this State, or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death," as amended by act number one hundred ninety-five of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred three.

Section amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section nine of act number one hundred eightyeight of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfers of property by the intestate laws of this State, or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death,” as amended by act number one hundred ninety-five of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred three, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 9. If a foreign executor, administrator or trustee shall assign or convey any stock or obligation in this State standing in the name of a decedent, or in trust for a decedent, liable to any such tax, the tax shall be paid to the treasurer of the proper county on the transfer thereof; and any corporation, person or persons having control over any such assets, shall not deliver or transfer the same to any person or corporation other than an executor, administrator, trustee or guardian duly qualified under the laws of this State,

Transfer by foreign executor, etc., how taxed.

until the tax to which the same is liable has been paid as provided in this act. No safe deposit company, trust com- Bank, etc., pany, bank or other institution, person or persons holding securities or assets of a decedent shall deliver or transfer the same to the executors, administrators, or legal representatives of said decedent or their assignees, unless notice of the time and place of such intended delivery or transfer be served upon the county treasurer by said company, bank, institution, person or persons at least five days prior to the said delivery or transfer. And it shall be lawful for the said county treasurer and is hereby made his duty to examine said securities or assets at the time of or prior to such delivery or transfer. Failure to serve such notice or to allow such examination on the delivery or transfer herein prohibited shall render such safe deposit company, bank, or other institution, person or persons liable to the payment of the tax due or to become due upon said securities or assets in pursuance of the provisions of this act. Any company, corporation, safe Securities, deposit company, trust company, bank or other institution, ferred tratosther or any person or persons, executor, administrator or trus-than executor, tee, holding securities, assets or stock of any decedent, or having the custody or control thereof, in any capacity, and transfers or delivers same to any person or persons, officer or trustee, other than to an executor, administrator or guardian duly qualified under the laws of Michigan prior to the payment of the inheritance tax upon transfers thereof, shall be liable to the State of Michigan for all such inheritance tax, together with accrued interest thereon and all costs of suit incurred in an action of assumpsit to be instituted and maintained by the Attorney General or other person or officer duly authorized by him.

Approved March 11, 1913.

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AN ACT to amend section four of act number two hundred

eleven of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-
three, approved June two, eighteen hundred ninety-three,
being compiler's section four thousand nine hundred sev-
enty-six of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-
seven, entitled, “An act to amend section four of act
number two hundred eleven of the Public Acts of eighteen
hundred ninety-three, approved June two, eighteen hun-
dred ninety-three, entitled 'An act to provide for the ap-
pointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner, and to de-
fine his powers and duties and fix his compensation, as
amended by act number two hundred forty-five of the
Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, approved June
one, eighteen hundred ninety-five, and further amended by
act number one hundred fifty-four of the Public Acts of
eighteen hundred ninety-seven, approved May twenty-four,
eighteen hundred ninety-seven and further amended by act
number one hundred eighty-six of the Public Acts of nine-
teen hundred one, approved Vay twenty-nine, nineteen
hundred one, and further amended by act number two hun-
dred thirty of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred three,
approved June eighteen, nineteen hundred three, and
further amended by act number twelve of the Public Acts
of nineteen hundred five, approved March nine, nineteen
hundred five.

Section amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. Section four of act number two hundred eleven
of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, approved
June two, eighteen hundred ninety-three, being compiler's
section four thousand nine hundred seventy-six of the Com
piled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled "An
act to amend section four of act number two hundred eleven
of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, ap-
proved June two, eighteen hundred ninety-three, entitled
'An act to provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food
Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties and fix
his compensation, as amended by act number two hundred
forty-five of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five,
approved June one, eighteen hundred ninety-five, and further
amended by act number one hundred fifty-four, of the Public
Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, approved May twenty-
four, eighteen hundred ninety-seven, and further amended by
act number one hundred eighty-six of the Public Acts of
nineteen hundred one, approved May twenty-nine, nineteen
hundred one, and further amended by act number two hun-
dred thirty of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred three, ap-
proved June eighteen, nineteen hundred three and further

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