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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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201

362

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124

Mr. Belaw; so the, dision to me in Geonittee:-,

21

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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OURRENT TOPICS-Continued.
Page. LEADING ARTICLES-Continued.

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

61

Chester, Alden, on a peculiar feature of Federal
marriage; Mr. Adams' proposed bill to regulate ....

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

141

Clark, Geo. T., on some old laws of New York...... 25
Prof. Bennett ou..............

421

circunstantial evidence, singular case ol........
Ohio ait

common words and phrases. ..
right of h'isband to open his wife's letters...

extradition, the law of, Samuel T. Spear. on...
Mer 'ur, Chief Justice : death of ..

501

federal jurisdiction, a peculiar case of, Alden
master and servant; bill to increase master's liability

Chester, on .......................
for begligence ,

future of our laws....
Miller, Ernest J., on Hollander and Puritan ....241,

insurance; delivery of policy without payment of
municipal cor orations; right to require citizens to

premium, Sydney G. Fisher, on .....
clear ice and $10w from sidewalk; coasting in

international law; 'report of Secretary Bayard to the
streets ......

........... 221

Senate ....... ... . .
National Law and Order League .....

legalized felony, Central Law Journal on. ..........
New York; old senion laws; curiosities of

Lord Mansfeld and the Blacks ..
New York city, ferry case..........

needs of legislation, the, David Dudley Field on..... 84
"Obiter Dicta," essays...

points for advocates of codification, Irving Browne
omnibuses, proper mode of signalling to stop, in
England

remarks of William J. Cook before the senate judi-
Phelps, Minister, his Law of the Land"..........

ciary committee on the Civil Code......
Philadelphia, city government of, pamphlet ....

some much needed reforme in the organization of
pool bill.

the courts and in the conduct of litigation, Matthew
Central Law Journal on..........

Hale on ..........
preference on calendar, Matthew Hale on.......

some old laws of New York, Geo. T. Clark on........5
prohibition, Central Law Journal on .....

wbat is a quorum ............
Police power; Tiraeran on limitations of...

William H. Seward as a lawyer, a review of his cases
Railroad and Corporation Law Journal.....

at the bar, L. B. Proctor on.................281, 353, 388
retorid of laws in England; primogeniture and entail.
in Penisylva!ia ..... .... ............

MILLER, Judge Theodore, retirement of ....... ...... 99
"rig," for borse, wagon and harness.....
Robinson, Miss, her "Laus made Easy"..
London Law Journal on.

NOTES:
Salt Lake City, history of..........

American women advancing in honorable pursuits.. 80
seduction; bill in Judiana to make killing a seducer

Bar Association, State, entering on work of reform-
a misdemeanor ........

ing certain statutes and laws. .......... .
Selden Society; foundation of ....

222 Bar-rooms contrasted with laundries. ....
sentence; no allevance for time spent in

342 capital punishment, verses on, by learned judges. ..
Shakespeareana Digesta, comments on ....

Chinamen's oaths....
Sbepard, Elli F.; address....

codification, Rochester Union and A iser on..
Somerville, Judge, suggested for U. S. Supreme

, Virginia Law Journal on.......... .......
Court.. . ..

........ 462

contract; theatre tickets; custom .....
speeches in parliament: bill to curtail...

cousin, definition of in Cloak v. Hammond...
Storrs, Emory A, biography of

"cricket,'' pot English...........

80
Stuart, Frank Qilis "Natural Rights, Natural Lib-

"cricket,” English....
erty and Natural Law".. ... ... ... ... ...

cruelty to animals; railroad neglecting to “protect
temperance question.....

140
..

its frogs"...
tenancy by curtesy: bill to abolish .

curiosities of Paris law ..........
Thorough good v. Bryan, overruled......

de minimis .....
Tiedeman's "Limitations of the Police Po

divorce not authorized because woman will not no
Tilden, S. J., Wnı, A Butler's memorial of.....,
Treat, Judge, his death and character ...........

familiar empty forms of words in common law

100
United States Supreme Court, criticism for long va-

pleading.....
(ations answered

Hand, late Judge Samuel, anecdote of....
Vander Veer, Dr., bis reception to Judge Van Vorst. 81 humorous defense by William Bradley in U. S. Dis-
Vedder lice ise bill : veto. .

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

idem 20nans"...
Wharton, Francis, his Digest of International La

Intuitiou v. Law...
wills; Judge Thomas in favor of abolishing .......

Iowa State reporter's telegraphic signs in side-notes.
bill for ante-mortem probate...................

Judge Bleckley. anecdote of. ......
Central Law Journal on.......

mockery of justice......
witnesses. Lord Bramwell's bill to enable prisoners

mysterious return of burglar's plunder to Judge
and husbands and wives of prisoners......::::: 20

Bynum......

240
women; capital punishment of ..........1, 101, 162, 462 peculiarities of clients...

280
Senate enable them to vote at municipal elec-

picturesque reporting in Texas Court..
tious ................

Serjeant Ballantine's examination of witnesses.....
shortest bill on record. ...........

singular defense at Chester Assizes.....
FIELD. DAVID DUDLEY, on the needs of legis-

280

thests in Paris......
Tation.
FISHER, SIDNEY G, on delivery of insurance
oli without raiment of premium....

OBITUARY: Chief Justice Cartter..........
FLOWERS IN COURT, Daily Telegraph on ...... 519 OUR NEW YORK LETTER ............78, 258,
HALE, MATTHEW, on needed reforms in organ-

POEM: The Widow's Mite, Aud How It Was Ex-.-
izalion of courts, and in conduct of litigation......

pended

PARMENTER; Frank J., poeni; ** The widow's
JURY DISAGREE. Selection from “Rudder

Mite"
Granie

PROCTOR, L: B., on William H. Seward as a lawyer. 284
JURYMAN, the joys of the............

SPEAR. Samuel T., on the law of extradition, ...: 204
LEADING ARTICLES:

SPENCER, Joshua A., a portrait of; sketch of his
boycotting .....

life; reminiscences ....
breach of contract, a queer case of............. 318
Browne, Irving, on points for advocates of codifica-
tot........................••••••••••••••••••••••••. 13, 2014

.... 244, 264 TRIAL OF RHODE ISLAND JUDGES, THE 338

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ABATEMENT. Penalty under general manufactur- ATTACHMENT. Affidavit; omission of necessary
ing actionspiracy..

worils
88 264 jou nene *** *****
Survival; Code Cis. Pro

ATTORNEY.' Disbarment:privilege: pleading... 454
ACCOUNT Mutual and open; offset; Statute of ATTORNEY AND CLIENT. Contingent fees.. 517
Limitations....

Privileged communications ............................ 457
Stated; opened for fraud; evidence; parol to explain
ambiguity.

BANKRUPTCY. Discharge; iduciary character;
ADMIRALTY. Damages for death; State statute; Revised Statutes, United States, $ 5117, effect of dis-

charge; regularity of; application for presuniptions;
ADVERSE POSSESSION. Tacking ::

Revised Statutes, United States, 5108, 5119; juris.
AGENCY. Authority of selling agent : public

diction in bankruptcy..................... ....
Au bority of agent to indorse purchase notes......

--; judginent obtained pendink proceedings....... 475
Real estate broker; commissions...... ..........

Fraudulent conveyance; suit by assignee. .......... 516
Commissions ; liability ; double employment......

Suits against assignee; jurisdiction; state courts...... 113
Corporations; manager engaging doctor for employee;

BANKS Collections ; liability for agents' default... 18

Custom of corresponding banks as to collections; rights
Factur; power to pledge; Missouri Act of March 4,

of owner of wote........... . ..:
146!; (ustom....

Cashing draft; bill of lading as security; indorsement
Frand of sperial; liability of principal...

for collection; evidence. .
Liability of agent to third person; possession under

Draft: certification; liability. ...

.......... 513
bond after sequestration ..

-- indorsed for collection; liability of collecting
Power of attorney; revocation by death; construction;

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

National; loss of securities by burglary; negligence...)
Codisclosed principal; action for price; party........

; usurious interest; who can tuforce forfeiture.... 35
Liability of railway company for services to injured

Fraud; liquidation of: bill for relief; amendment :
employee; contract; liability of principal to third

parties; limitation ; liability of stockholders; liqui-
person for agent's contract: railroad company... ..

dation; interest; costs....

............ 411
ALIENS. Inheriting lands; defeasible and indefeasi-

Set-off against deposit; partnership ..
ble lilles; foreign law; Texas acts... ....

See Criminal Laue; Rohotell of Cause.**
APPEAL. Assignment of error; general objection.. 512 BASTARDY Legitimation.... .... .... 457
Celificate of division of opinion.

BOARD OF HEALTH Power to restrain nuisance 409
Judgident on default; dismissal; reinstatement; exces BONDS. Conditional delivery : surety's liability.. 357
sive damages......

Of indemnity; judgment eutered by consent; pre-
Dismissal; appellant accepting beneft under judg-

sumptive evidence.........
ment..

Attachment; pleading; evidence ; ratification....... 513
Divided court: res adjudicata.......

............ 513
When motion to dismiss should be denied; costs ..., 211 CANALS. Improvenients; damage to adjoining
As to preliminary examination as to admissibility

land: coiler dams... ..... .....................
dvin declarations . .... ...................... ...

Flowage; damages........
.

. ... 513
Findings; inconsistency...

13 CARRIERS. Of animals; dogs; limitation of ; lia-
Judgment of affirmance should be entered ........ 211 bility ......................,

. ............. 43, 183
Jurisdictional amount; distinct claims; creditor's bill

Of goods; connecting railroad lines.....

298
Parol evidence to vary writing; practice; objection,...

Perishable freight; delay; flood ....,
Practice, argument .....................

Limitation of liability by contract; free pass; ordi-
Railroad assessments: certiorari..

nary negligence

71
Order; surplus inoners ................

3.53 By water; dangers of river, etc.; sand reef; fallen trees 274
Order on motion; babeas corpus........

Ejection of passenger; refusal to deliver ticket.......
From surrogate; exceptions not speciflc: Code Civil

Trespasser; Degligence.............................
Proiedura, New York, $ 2:45....

Mulatto.
ARMY AND NAVY. Marine Corps; status of..

Mobs; protection of passengers. ..
Pav of
officers; sea service and shory servic
Negligence; railroad companies; personal

con-
serralary of the pavy ......

tributory negligence...
ARREST Civil process ; affidavits in support; Street railway; rights of passenger; putting excessive
u nd for; extrinsic facts....

....... 184
ASSAULT AND BATTERY. Justification; Stipulations on ticket ..............
pjaton of an intruder from business notice. .......

Conductor bound by passenger's statement ........
ASSESSMENT Recovery of money paid on void;

Sleeping car company; liability for passenger's valua.
paid by referee on foreclosure; presenting claim

bles.. .. ........ ......... . ....... ... ............

123
against New York City: Liwy 1873, ch. 35: Statute of

Limit of duty to transport...
Limitations. ('ode Civil Procedure, 88 406, 410. ... 1 CIVIL DAMAGE ACT. Action by the drinker sus-
ASSIGNMENT FOR CREDITORS. agreement

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

. ..... ........ 162

162
to) prefer, fraud; attachment; sutrcieucy of athidavits. 2 Exemplary damages as against lessor ...........
Bi corporation; preferences .....

. ... . ............. 5 Injury to wife's means of support; re-marriage ...... 344
Prelerenes of employees' wages, omission to state..... COUNTY. County commissioner's liability for re-
Authority to assignee to complete unfinished work.

fusing to levy tax to pav judgments.. . .. .

. 105
Compromise of debts; power to sell on credit : fraud; CONFLICT OF LAWS. Bill of exchange; accept-
directing verdict: evidence; province of jury.......

ance for accommodation; holder for value ...
Equilible lien ; purchaver for value....................

Champerty: contract to collect a legacy ou shares.....
Tini when assignee's title vests....

Death by negligence; survival of action....
ASSOCIATIONS Odd Fellows' Society; tenants in CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. Collateral inberi.
cowwon; compelling purchase of furniture........

tance tax........

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