1. If the case is referred, the referee or master shall forthwith proceed to hear
the same, and shall file his report within ten days after the conclusion of the testimony.
2. Any referee or master failing to at once proceed with the hearing, or to file his
report within the time aforesaid, may be removed by the court, in which case he shall
not receive any pay or allowance whatever for his services; and the court may thereupon
hear the case or appoint a new referee or master. The fees of the referee or master shall be taxed and paid as costs in the case.
3. Exceptions to the report of the referee or master may be filed by either party. If no exceptions are filed within three days after the report is presented to the
court, it shall be confirmed, and judgment entered thereon.
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