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-603to the executor or administrator; and he may be committed to jail and confined therein mitil the order is complied with, or he is discharged according to law. All interrogatories and answers shall be in writing, signed by the party examined, and filed in the court. I n addition to the examination of the party, witnesses may be produced and examined on either side. § 1494. Requiring persons intrusted with estate to account Upon complaint made under oath by an executor or administrator, the court may cite a person who has been intrusted with any part of the estate of the decedent to appear before the court, and require him to render a full account, on oath, of any moneys, accounts, or other property or papers belonging to the estate, which have come to his possession in trust for the executor or administrator, and of his proceedings thereon. If the person so cited refuses to appear and render the account, the court may proceed against him as provided in section 1493 of this title. CHAPTER 65—DISPOSITION OF ESTATES WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION SUBCHAFTEB I—TRANSFER OF PEBBONAL PROPERTY NOT EXCEEDING CERTAIN AMOUNTS

See.

1521. 1522. 1523. 1524.

Personal property not exceeding $100; summary probate; afadavit of right. Surviving spouse's right to $500 from bauli deposits; affidavit. Affidavit of right; effect of receipt. Same; claim against estate in probate; procedure.

SUBCHAPTER II

SETTING ASIDE ESTATES NOT EXCEEDING $3,000 IN VALUE

1541. Authority to set aside estate. 1542. Petition to set aside estate; allegations; time; verification; contents. 1543. Statement in notice, if allegations included in petition for probate or letters. 1544. Fixing time of hearing; notice; proceedings under separate petition. 1545. Decree of assignment; title; restriction on right. 1546. Denying assignment and acting on petition for probate or letters.

Subchapter I—Transfer of Personal Property Not Exceeding Certain Amounts § 1521. Personal property not exceeding $100; summary probate; affidavit of right When a decedent does not leave real property, or interest therein or lien thereon, in the Canal Zone, and the total value of the decedent's property in the Canal Zone, over and above any amounts due to the decedent for services in the Armed Forces of the United States, does not exceed $100, the surviving spouse, the children, lawful issue of deceased children, the parent, the brother or sister of the decedent, the lawful issue of a deceased brother or sister, or the guardian of the estate of a minor or incompetent person bearing such relationship to the decedent, if that person has a right to succeed to the property of the decedent, or is the sole beneficiary under the last will and testament of the decedent, may, without procuring letters of administration, or awaiting the probate of the will, (1) collect any money due the decedent, (2) receive the property of the decedent, and (3) have transferred to him any evidences of interest, indebtedness or right upon furnishing to the person, representative, corporation, officer or body owing the money, naving custody of the property or acting as registrar or transfer agent of the evidences of interest, indebtedness or right, an affidavit showing the right of the affiant or affiants to collect the money, receive the property, or have the evidences transferred.