The provisions of a statute, so far as they are substantially the same as those of a statute existing at the time of their enactment, must be construed as continuations thereof.
[1891 c 23 § 1, part; Code 1881 §§ 761, 1292, 1681; RRS § 145.]
This section is a part of 1891 c 23 § 1.
The introductory phrase of that section provides: "The following provisions relative to the construction of statutes shall be rules of construction and shall constitute a part of the code of procedure of this state:".
Laws in force continued: State Constitution Art. 27 § 2.