Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Montana from December Term 1868, to Volume 23
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... out of the contingent fund." This section is also part of the act of March 19, 1895, which also includes section 4596, heretofore quoted. It will be seen that section 4602 relates to the number of deputy county attorneys, while section 4603 is general in its language, only confining the number of deputies generally allowed to county ofiicers and their compensation, within the limits prescribed "in this chapter"--so that, if the power to allow deputy county attorneys is vested in some authority, it must be ascertained, and, when that is found to exist, we may ask: Is it that same power which shall determine the number of deputies and the amount of their compensation, within the circumscribed limits of chapter IV. of the Political Code, which includes the sections and section 4596, just referred to? That the sections of the Political Code assume that there is an authority somewhere to make such a determination in respect to number and compensation is plain from the language of the sections cited; for it will not be presumed that provision for payment of deputy county attorneys was so carefully made with no regard to what authority was to make the decision upon the question of number and compensation, within the limits prescribed. As before stated, in 1891, by an act approved March 6, 1891 (Session Laws of 1891, p. 235), the legislature provided for the maximum annual compensation of deputies for certain officers other than deputy county attorneys. This law also made general provision for allowing deputies and their compensation to county officers, "within the maximum limits named in this act," and placed the determination of these matters upon the boards of county commissioners. In 1893 (Session Laws of 1893, ...
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