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(Laws 1893, chapter 16, page 150.)

SECTION 1. The supreme court of the state, immediately upon the taking effect of this act, shall appoint three persons, no two of whom shall be adherents to the same political party, and who shall have attained the age of thirty years and are citizens of the United States and of this state, and regularly admitted as attorneys at law in this state, and in good standing of the bar thereof, as commissioners of the supreme court.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of said commissioners, under such rules and regulations as the supreme court may adopt, to aid and assist the court in the performance of its duties in the disposition of the numerous cases now pending in said court, or that shall be brought into said court. during the term of office of such commissioners.

SEC. 3. The said commissioners shall hold office for the period of three years from and after their appointment, during which time they shall not engage in the practice of the law. They shall each receive a salary equal to the salary of a judge of the supreme court, payable at the same time and in the same manner as salaries of the judges of the supreme court are paid. Before entering upon the dis

shall each take the oath pro

charge of their duties they vided for in section one (1) of article fourteen (14) of the constitution of this state. All vacancies in this commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appoint


SEC. 4. Whereas an emergency exists, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 9, A. D. 1893.



1. The regular public sessions of this court will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9 o'clock A. M., standard time, during each term.

2. Causes will be taken up and heard in their order on the docket. Any cause may, however, be submitted upon a written stipulation of the parties thereto providing for such submission on printed briefs accompanied by or containing an agreed printed abstract of all the evidence upon which the case is to be determined. Whenever a cause is reached and the party having the affirmative fails to appear, and his brief is not on file, the proceeding will be dismissed, the cause remanded, or otherwise disposed of at the discretion of the court. When default. has been made by the other party and there is due proof of service of summons in error, or of notice, and the briefs of the party holding the affirmative are on file, with proof of service thereof within the time provided by rule 9, he may proceed ex parte.

3. The court, in advance, shall, by order, designate what cases shall be submitted and when, having reference to the order of time in which such cases were originally docketed.

4. Whenever, in a criminal case, a writ of error shall be issued upon a certified transcript of a record, no further transcript shall be required or allowed to be taxed in the bill of costs, but the same transcript shall be returned with the writ, and shall be deemed sufficient, unless diminution or other objection thereto be suggested.

5. In the oral argument of a cause, the time allowed the parties on each side shall not exceed thirty minutes, unless

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