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A WEEKLY RECORD

OF THE

LAW AND THE LAWYERS.

CONDUCTED BY
IRVING BROWNE.

VOL. XXXV.

FROM JANUARY, 1887, TO JULY, 1887.

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Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven,

BY WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

APR 20 1966

GENERAL INDEX.

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Page. | CURRENT TOPICS-Continued.

Page:

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, commencement exer-

Code; in California : Mr. Adams on ..

321

cises......................................

bearing before judiciary committee of assembly..

passes the assembly. ...........

BAR ASSOCIATION, STATE:

hearing before senate judiciary committee...241, 261
Address by David Dudley Field, on the needs of

of civil procedure, advocated in Georgia....... 201

of evidence; commission to report on........ 382

Address by Matthew Hale, op needed reforms in

Columbia Jurist, the, dies peacefully.......

242

courts and litigation ..

common law; sources of: D, D. Field on....
Contents of tenth annual report.....................

Mr. Bonney on.....
Notice by secretary of .................

its uncertainty....
Programme of tenth annual meeting......

Cornelison-Reid case in Kentucky........

BOOK NOTICES:

American Law Review on... .................

Barvard's Pennsylvania Supreme Court Digest...

courts; House of Lords as an appellate court.
Bennett's Lis Pendens....

inconvenience of even number of judges.......
Birdseye's Table of Statutes...

359

reliei of the United States Supreme Court ......
Bishop on Contracts...

198

of Appeals : bill for relief of calendar . .... 361
Black's Constitutional Prohibitions...

. 240 Crosby high-license bill; American Law Review on

Bliss on Code Pleading.

.. 119

veto of ..........

Cook on Stock and Stockholders......

death; actions for; bill to increase limit of recovery.
English Overruled Cases..... .

440

Digest of Howard's Practice Reports ......

Fry's Questions and Answers....

divorce in the west .....

21

Gould on Pleading........

359

in Michigan, “cruelty ".

502

Hare op Contracts......

119

national legislation ; Mr. Bennett on.............

Johnston's Arguments...

dogs; proposed taxation of .....

Morrill on Competency and Privileges of Witnesses.. Donnelly, Ignatius; his promised Shakespearian

Schouler on Wills......

cypher ............:

Smith's Elements of Right and of the Law....

Earl, Judge, portrait of ....

Taylor's Landlord and Tenant .....

evasion of excise law ...

Von Holst's Constitutional Law.....

219 evidence; practical test; birth mark...

Washburn on Real Property ................... ...

Field, David Dudley, on construction o

362

on sources of common law..

362

CODIFICATION: Points for advocates of codifica-

sails for Europe..

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461

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tion, Irving Browne..

....... 244, 2

George, John H., on decline or influence of lawyers.

COMMON WORDS AND PHRASES........85,

Gibson's Law Notes; amusing cases in. ...

302

COOR, WILLIAM J., on the Civil Code, remarks

Hale, Matthew, on preferred causes.......
before Senata Judiciary committee...

Hamilton, Alex., new edition of his works...........

CORRESPONDENCE:

Harvard Law Review .............

appeal from demurrer. ..............................

head notes; queer ones

cleaning sidewalks. ......

Hill, Gov., address to the New York State Bar Asso-

conflict of jurisdiction ; double punishment....

ciation ..

Constitutional Law; rule of prima facie evidence.300, Hoogeboom, John C., his dreadful disease.

Cornelison-Reid case, the....... ...................... 460

holidays ..

findings as res adjudicata........

proposed bill for bank ::

foreclosure by advertisement....

Hollander and Puritan, Ernest J. Miller on ......24

friendly with the judge ....

humorous cases ............................

382

gift by will to charity......

baby carriage ....

122

holiday act.. .....

throwing wash " from railway train..

22

instructing witness as to

automatic show....

jury's agreement to disagree ....

remains of a Roman lady ..

justices' courts...

from Gibson's Law Notes ............

non-filing note of issue; dismissal.....

Hypnotism..

341

reporting ......

.... 9

injunction against exhibiting wax figure of Miss Van

comparison and criticism courted; New York Stato

Zant.............

102

Reporter y. Hun. ...

against selling liquor by club......

... 341

subscriptions to the Selden Society...

460

to enable an actress to appear..

vacancy on the Supreine Court bench...

insanity; pamphlets by Clark Bell and L. F, Everest.

CURRENT TOPICS: _

J. Å Lloyd.... ....

461

Abbott, Austin, "New Practice and Forms"....

Intelligence company, the National Press .....

301

Annual Digest for 1886

International law, Wharton's Digest of .....

Albany Law School, address by Dr. Ordronaux......

Inter-State Commerce Act, De Passos' edition.......

American Economic Association, meeting an-

Reports....

nounced.....

ini :;:;:::

• * Jubilee" rot valid trade-mark ................

animals; English' judges' views of their rights.....

Judges; conscious of each other's short-comings....

Bar Association of New York, programme for tenth

Federal; memorial for increase of salaries.. ....

annual meeting. .....

Gov. Hill's new appointments ....

report of meeting.

of New York Court of Appeals; Albany Evening

tenth annual report ..

Journal on personal characteristics ..

of Tennessee, reports of proceedings.....

jury system; inconvenience in filling panel in public

Beecher, Henry Ward, his death and character.....

cases ...........

Wm. A. Beach on .....

Judge Thomas on the...
Bermudez, Ch. J., suggested for United States Su-

land transfer, report of committee of New York

preme Court. ......

Bar Association ........................

blaspbemy; conviction in New Jersey...

......

law books, increase of.....
Bleckley, Judge, on “Truth at the Bar".

• Law Made Easy;"Miss Robinson's book....
Bonney, Mr., on common law..

lawyers, corporation, Gov. Hill on.......
boycotting cases, briefs in . ..

decline of influence, Mr. George on.....
Bradley, Mr. Justice, bis "perpetual calendar"

Legislature, N. Y., adjournment..............
capital punishment of women.

libel of the dead ........

302
Code; civil; construction of; D. D. Field on........

license; high; governor will probably veto.... 282

the " professors” on ...

be vetoes it...

341

Mr. Louis K. Church's change of opinion......

love letters, meaning f“crosses"i

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LEADING ARTICLES-Continued.
Chester, Alden, op a peculiar feature of Federal

jurisdiction. ........

Clark, Geo. T., on some old laws of New York...

circumstantial evidence, singular case of.....

common words and phrases

extradition, the law of, Samuel T. Spear, on... ...
federal jurisdiction, a peculiar case of, Alden

Chester, on ........................................
future of our laws....
insurance; delivery of policy without payment of

premium, Sydney G. Fisher, on ...
international law; report of Secretary Bayard to the

Senate ... .... ... . .. ... ... .. ...

legalized felony, Central Law Journal on...

Lord Mansfeld and the Blacks...

needs of legislation, the, David Dudley Field

held on..... 84

points for advocates of codification, Irving Browne

on.

......... 244, 264

remarks of William J. Cook before the senate judi-
ciary committee on the Civil Code....

... .. ......... 246
some much needed reforme in the organization of

the courts and in the conduct of litigation, Matthew
some old laws of New York, Geo. T. Clark on...
what is a quorum ............................. ... ....
William H. Seward as a lawyer, a review of his cases

at the bar, L. B. Proctor on................281, 359,

MILLER, Judge Theodore, retirement of ....... ...... 99

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OURRENT TOPICS-Continued.

Page.

Major, Alfred, his “Legal Sketches "...

marriage, Mr. Adams' proposed bill to regulate .....

Senator Wemple's bill for regulation of ...... 141

Prof. Bennett on..........
Ohio act

right of higband to open bis wife's letters....
Merur, Chief Justice; death of ..
master and servant; bill to increase m

for Degligence . .

Miller. Ernest J., on Hollander and Puritan. ..

municipal Corporations; right to require citizens to

clear ice and Snow from sidewalk; coasting in

streets ...... ... .. .. .................. 221. 242

National Law and Order League ...
New York; old session laws; curiositi
New York City, ferry case....
6. Obiter Dicta,"essays ... .

omnibuses, proper mode of signalling to stop, in

Eugland.

Phelps, Minister, his “Law of the Land". ......
Philadelphia, city goverument of, pamphlet .......
pool bill. .

... .. .... .......
Central Law Journal on.....
preference on calendar, Matthew Hale on...
prohibition, Central Law Journal on .....
Police power: Tiedeman on limitations of .
Railroad and Corporation Law Journal....
reform of laws in England; primogeniture and entail. 341

in Pennsylvania ......:
"rig," for borse, wagon and harness...
Robinson, Miss, her " Law made Easy"

London Law Journal on....

Salt Lake city, history of .........

seduction ; bill in Judiana to make killing a seducer

a misdemeanor ............. ..........

101

Selden Society; foundation of ....

sentonce; no allowance for time spen

Shakespeareana Digesta, comments or

Sbepard, Elliot ; address...

142

Somerville, Judge, suggested for U. S. Supreme

Court.. .

speeches in parliament; bill to curtail.........
Storrs, Emory A, biography of
Stuart, Frank' Q , lis Natural Rights, Natural Lib-

erty and Natural Law .. ............. ... ...
temperance question....
tenancy by curte y; bill to abolish

.........
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Thorough good v. Bryan, overruled....

Tiedeman's "Limitations of the Police Power"

Tilden, S. J., Wu. A Butler's memorial of.....

Treat, Judge, his death and character ............ 301

United States Supreme Court, criticism for long va-

cations answered ...,

Vander Veer, Dr., bis reception to Judge Van Vorst: 81

Vedder lice ise bill : veto. ..............

veto: Central Law Journal on exercise of. ...

Wharton, Francis, bis Digest of International L

wills; Judge Thomas in favor of abolishing.....

bill for ante-mortem probate..............

Central Law Journal on..........

witnesses, Lord Bramwell's bill to enable prisoners

and husbands and wives of prisoners.......
women; capital punishment of ..........1, 101, 162,

Senate enable them to vote at municipal elec-
. tions ..................... .
FIELD, DAVID DUDLEY, on the needs of legis-

lation,
FISHER, SIDNEY G., on delivery of insurance

poliep without payment of premium..

FLOWERS IN COURT, Daily Telegraph on ...... 519

400

NOTES:

American women advancing in honorable pursuits.. 80

Bar Association, State, entering on work of reform-

ing certain statutes and laws. .. ............... 200

Bar-rooms contrasted with laundries. ..

capital punishment, verses on, by learned judges. ..

Chinamen's oaths......

........ ... 20

codification, Rochester Union and Advertiser on:
- , Virginia Law Journal on..........

contract; theatre tickets; custom ....

cousin, definition of in Cloak v. Hammond....

“cricket,' not English.......

"cricket," English....

200

cruelty to animals; railroad neglecting to "protect

its frogs".....

140

curiosities of Paris law
iesol faris law

.........

................. ....... .
de minimis .....

240
divorce not authorized because woman will not

... .. . ...
familiar empty forms of words in common law

pieading...
Hand, lato Judge Samuel, anecdote of.....
humorous defense by William Bradley in U.S. Dis-

urict Court ............ ..... ....... ... ....... 120
idem zonans"..........
Intuition v. Law........
Iowa State reporter's telegraphic signs in side-notes.
Judge Bleckley. anecdote of. ....
mockery of justice...... ..
mysterious return of burglar's plunder to Judge

Bynum........
peculiarities of clients.....

........

240
picturesque reporting in Texas Court .............. 280
Serjeant Ballantipe's,examination of witnesses...... 120
shortest bill on record...

... 160

singular defense at Chester Assizes.....

280

thests in Paris...........................

360

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OBITUARY: Chief Justice Cartter....

OUR NEW YORK LETTER .............78, 278, 358

POEM: The Widow's Mite, And How It Was Ex-

pended....

PARMENTER, Frank J., poeni, * The Widow's ***
PROCTOR, L. B.; on William H.Seward as a lawyer: 284

Mite

JURY DISAGREE. Selection from “Rudder

Grange

JURYMAN, the joys of the.....:

LEADING ARTICLES:

boycotting ......

breach of contract, a queer case of....

Browne, Irving, on points for advocates of codifica

VOD................................................244, 284

TRIAL OF RHODE ISLAND JUDGES, THE 338

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ABATEMENT. Penalty under general manufactur-

inig actironspiracy......

Survival; Code Civ. Pro., 88.761 1910. *******

... 391

ACCOUNT. Mutual and open; offset; Statute of

Limitations....

Stated: opened for fraud; evidence; parol to explain

ambiguits
ADMIRALTY. Damages for death; State statute;

Tinirati . .
ADVERSE POSSESSIONTacking..........
AGENCY. Authority of selling agent; public

Authority of agent to indorse purchase notes......
Real estate broker; commissions..................
Commissions ; liability ; double employment...
Corporations; manager engaging doctor for employee;

Jalilily. ......,

Factpower to pledge; Missouri Act of March 4,

1469; Custom....

Frand of special; liability of principal.....
Liability of agent to third person; possession under

bond after sequestration ...
Power of attorney; revocation by death; construction;

to recover interest of heirs ....................

todisclosed principal; action for price; party.... ....

Liability of railway company for services to injured

einployee; contract; liability of principal to third

person fur agent's contract; railroad company... ..

ALIENS. Ivheriting lands; defeasible and indefeasi-

ble cities; foreign law; Texas acts.....

APPEAL. Assignment of error; general objection.. 512

Certificate of division of opinion...

Judrident on default; dismissal; reinstatement; exces-

sive damages....... .... . .

Dismissal; appellant accepting benefit under judg-

ment ..

..

..... 34

Divided court; res adjudicata....
Wben motion to disiniss should be devied; costs...
As to preliminary examination as to admissibility of

dving declarations ......

Findings; inconsistency.. ..

13

Judgment of affirmance should be entered ..

... .... 211

Jurisdictional amount; distinct claims; creditor's bill.

Parol evidence to vary writing: practice; objection...

Practice; argument .........

............ 373

Railroad assessments : certiorari...

Order; surplus moners ...

Order on motion; habeas corpus...

From surrogate; exreptions not speci.

Proredura, New York, 8 2545......

ARMY AND NAVY. Marine Corps; status of..
Pav of Divist officers; sea service and shoru service;

secretary of the navy ....

ARREST Civil process; affidavits in support;

Lond-for; extrinsic facts. ..

ASSAULT AND BATTERY. Justification;

ejection of an intruder from business notice. ...

ASSESSMENT. Recovery of money paid on void;

paid by referee on foreclosure; presenting claim

against New York City; Lw9 1873, ch. 385; Statute of

Limitations, (ode Civil Procedure, 88 406, 410. .....
ASSIGNMENT FOR CREDITORS. agreement

tu prefer, fraud; attachment; sufficieucy of affidavits. 232
By corporation; preferences ....

516
Prelerence of employees' wages, omission to state.....
Autbority to assignee to complete unipished work 391
Coinpromise of debts; power to sell on credit ; fraud;

directing verdict; evidence; province of jury.......
Equitible lieu ; purchaver for value.....

Timo- when assignee's title vests. ...

ASSOCIATIONS. Odd Fellows' Society; tenants in

com Won; compelliog purchase of furniture.......... 216

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Page.

ATTACHMENT. Affidavit; omission of necessary
ATTORNEY. Disbarment; privilege; pleading .... 456
ATTORNEY AND CLIENT. Contingent fees.. 517

Privileged communications ........................... 40%

BANKRUPTCY. Discharge; Aduciary character;

Revised Statutes, United States, $ 5117, effert of dis-

charge; regularity of application for; presuniptions;

Revised Statutes, United States, 5108, 5119; juris-

diction in bankruptcy.......

--; judginent obtained pending proceedings...
Fraudulent conveyance; suit by assignee. ..........

Suits against assignee; jurisdiction; State courts......
BANKS Collections: linbility for agents' default...
Custom of corresponding balls as to collectious; rights

of owner of oote. .......... .....i mante
Cashing draft; bill of lading as security; indorsement

for collection ; evidence. .... ............

Draft; certification; liability.

..... 513

indorsed for collection; liability of collecting

bank.....

National; loss of securities by burglary; negligence... 113

--.; usurious interest; who cau enforce forfeiture.... 357

Fraud; liquidation of; bill for relief; aunendment;

parties; limitation ; liability of stockholders; liqui-
dation; interest; costs....

..... ............... 411
Set off against deposit; partnership ...

See (riminal Law: Renior

BASTARDY Legitimation.......

OARD OF HEALTH Power to restrain nuisance 409

ONDS. Conditional delivery : surety's liability... 357
Of indemnity; judgment entered by consent; pre-

sumptive evidence.........
Attachment; pleading; evidence ; ratification....... 513
CANALS.. Improvements; damage to adjoining

land coller dams.............
Flowage : damages......

CARRIERS. Of animals; dogs ; limitation of ; lia-

bility ...............

Of goods; connecting railroad lines........
Perishable freight; delay; flood ........
Limitation of liability by contract; free pass; ordi-

nary negligence..

By water; dangers of river, etc.; sand reef; fallen trees

Ejection of passenger : refusal to deliver ticket....... 458

Trespasser; Degligence.........................

Mulatto.

Mobs; protection of passengors. ..

96

Negligence; railroad compaoies; personal injury; con-

tributory negligence. ..

Street railway; rights of passenger; putting excessive

fare in box.. .

Stipulations on ticket ....

Conductor bound by passenger's statement ...

258

Sleeping car company; liability for passenger's

bles...

......... . ....... ... ............

Limit of duty to transport..

CIVIL DAMAGE ACT. Action by the dripker sus-

tained....... ...... ... ...

Exemplary damages as against lessor...........

Injury to wife's means of support; re-marriage ......
COUNTY. County commissioner's liability for re-
fusing to levy tax to pav judgments.. .. .

105
CONFLICT OF LAWS. Bill of exchange; acce

ance for accomniodation; holder for value...

Champerty; contract to collect a legacy on shares.....

Death by negligence; survival of action...

· 190

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. Collateral inheri-

tance tax....

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