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The publishers announce in their advertisement that another v. Mary Busch.- Motion to rerire action "the object of this series is not merely to give a num- granted without costs-Cyrus H. McCormick, respond. ber of unconnected narratives of men in American po- ent, v. Pennsylvania Central R. Co., appellant. litical life, but to produce books which shall, when Ordered, that a calendar be made for a term of tbis taken together, indicate the lines of political thought court to be held at the Capitol, in the city of Albany, and development in Americau history — books em- on Monday, the 19th day of January, 1885, on which bodying in compact form the result of extensive study shall be placed only those cases in which the returns of the many and diverse influences which have com- and notices of argument, with proof of service, shall bined to shape the political history of our country.” have been filed with the clerk of this court on or be
The series thus far numbers eleveu volumes, as fol- fore Wednesday, the 31st day of December, 1884. lows: John Quincy Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, by John T. Morse, Jr.; Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, by Henry Cabot Lodge; John C. Calhoun, by H. von Holst; Andrew Jackson, by W. G. Sumner; John Randolph, by Henry Adams; James
NOTES Monroe, by Daniel C. Gilman; Albert Gallatin, by John Austin Stevens; James Madison, by Syndney Howard Gay. Marshall, by A. B. "Magruder | AMAN named Corset has tried to kill himself by
cutting his throat. That certainly is the approClay, by Carl Schurz; and Van Buren, by William
priate way for a man of that name to kill himself.Dorsheimer, are announced as in preparation.
Example of French wit brought out by the new di. The selection of subjects thus far is judicious; in
vorce law: Husband and wife present themselves bedeed, almost inevitable, unless perhaps the biography fore the divorce court. “What do you want, madof Gallatin might have been spared, and it is a little
ame?” “Divorce from that wretch."
“And you, doubtful whether Randolph was a "statesman."
“Divorce from that vixen." "The decree is In respect to the treatment we can speak with al- refused; there is no incompatibility of temper. You most unqualified praise. These are by no means biog
both seem to be perfectly agreed. Call the next case." raphies in the backneyed sense, but rather studies by -Where the money had gone: “As I was coming competent scholars and critics of the career of these
home from the lawyer's to-day I noticed the most distinguished men, written with a great deal of in- beautiful sealskin gacque. It cost only $300.” “Why sight and impartiality. The reader will find these
did'nt you buy it, my dear?” “I was just coming the first Ame cau biographies not tinged by hero.
away from the lawyer's," I said. “Ob!”—Graphic. worship. We have been most forcibly struck by the
-The 56th Vermont Reports is an interesting and calmness of their style and the severity of their judg
well edited volume. We found thirteen cases in it ments. This is particularly noticeable in Mr. Lodge's
which we deemed of enough general importance and sketches of Webster and Hamilton. A friendly warmth
interest to go into the American Reports. This is a and exaggeration might well be pardoned in respect to
large number. Mr. Palmer, the reporter, is doing his these two brilliant men, but Mr. Lodge is not for a mo
work well, and the court is fully up to the high New ment betrayed from the coolness of the judge into the
England standard of ability. panegyric of the advocate. He deals most honestly with Webster's great faults, and has the courage to
BALLADE OF THE GENERAL TERM. rate his legal acquirements at their true worth. The
Each in his high official chair; sketches of Randolph and Jackson are among the
One who presides; two plain J. J.; most readable and vigorous.
Decent of mien and white of hair Nearly all American statesmen have been lawyers.
They sit there judging all the day. There are still a great many contingent statesmen in
The gravity of what they say the ranks of the lawyers. To all lawyers the biogra
Bent brows and sober tones comfirm; phies of statesmen are of the greatest value and inter
Brown, Jones and Robinson are they, est, and we do not know of any other source of infor.
Justices of the General Term. mation about these great men at once so concise, so trustworthy and so entertaining as the present se
I see the learned counsel there ries.
Rise up and argue, move and pray; Nearly all of the series have passed more than one
Attorneys with respectful air edition, some of them as many as six or seven. They
Their legal acumen display. deserve this marked success, and we cordially recom
Serenely joyous if they may mend them to the legal profession. The books are
Of justice keep alive the germ; handsomely printed, and are of convenient size-16 mo.
Motion and argument they weigh,
COURT OF APPEALS DECISIONS.
That court I haunt, not that I care
HE following decisions were handed down Fri
day, Dec. 19, 1884: Judgments affirmed with costs-Charles F. Nichols, respondent, v. Weed Sewing Machine Co., appellant; Thomas Eames, appellant, v. City of Brooklyn, respondent; John Food, appellant, v. James Dooley, respondent; Victory Webb, etc., Manufacturing Co., appellant, v. John B. Foord and another, respondents; Same v. H. W. Beecher; William H. Popham, respondent, v. Twenty-third Street R. Co., appellant; Union Dime Savings Institution, respondent, v. Thomas L. Sanford, appellant. —Motion to put on preferred calendar denied with costs-Carl F. W. Busch and
-E. S. M., in Lite.
Page. | CURRENT TOPICS-Continued.
Adams-Coleridge libel suit; Solicitors' Journal on
Justice Manisty's course.
Allison, Mr. Andrew, on the rise and probable de-
cline of private corporations in America..
America, extract from letter of Lord Coleridge on..
anecdotes reported of Judge Drummond
denied by him..
anecdotes of Judge Grover, Judge Hall, Chief Justice
Waite and others
Anglo-American law, leading principles
of," by Prof. H. T. Terry, of University of Tokio,
annoyance in court by continued hammering or
arguments, importance of being oral
association for reform and codification of law of
nations, executive council of, adjourned to meet
at Hamburg, Germany
Auld Ash Tree, The,'' poem by Thomas Davidson,
attributed by Judge Folger to Motherwell..
autographs; pamphlet containing “ seven hundred
commended to political candidates; sen-
timents appropriate for presidential candidates,
in regard to lawyers' morals as reported in
reference to paper by, on “lawyer's morals
Bar, etiquette of, recommended by Melbourne (Aus-
tralia) coinmittee, to be reduced to written code.. 262
Bar Association, Alabama State, report of; interest-
American, meeting of, at Saratoga; address by
the President, Mr. Courtlandt Parker...
address before, by Judge Dillon, on legal institu-
tions of America.....
meeting of special committee appointed to urge
rejection of Civil Code
of New York State, prize of $250 to be awarded
at third annual meeting of committee on
Barrister (Eng.), inability of, to compel payment of
Barristers and attorneys, separation of; ludicrous
"chaperoning" of client..
“Bench and Bar of Chicago, The,"
sketches of judges and members; suit in regard to
payment for insertion of portrait, etc....
Benjamin, Mr., will of..
bicycle may be necessary for an infant....
bill to regulate commercial paper, and to codify law
of negotiable instruments, introduced by Judge
Bosworth, Judge, fitting commemoration of his
. 420, 459, 519
death ; extract from remarks by William Allen
Bradley, Mr Justice, address before University of
Pennsylvania; extract from, on influence of law;
tribute to Mr. George Wood
Bramwell, Lord Chief Justice, on cutting off the
right of appeal in small cases...
Campbell, John A., address by, before Alabama Bar
Association; improper text for assembly of lawyers 401
Cassoday, Judge, address before Law Class of Upi.
versity of Wisconsin....
in the country
“Chatterbox,” English series, reprint of ; suit in re-
Choate, Rufus, Neilson's memories of.
citations generally made by judges in New York,
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts from their
own State reports; Illinois little cited
tendency of judges to give too many...
of Oregon as Oreg." by Law Journal.
indorsed by author of Lawyer's Reference Man.
frame-work like commandments; mistake in as-
tled "Some Leading Principles of Anglo-Amer-
cil of, association for, adjourned to meet at
cation of law of nations at Hamburg, on ac-
Bar Association, by David Dudley Field, Walrus
tion appointed to urge rejection of civil code., 501
relative to statement that he was writing book
prohibited by local ordinance in Truro, England.. 281
advantage of; suggestion to have laws enacted to
and eating another; necessity no excuse for.... 282
dress by, at law school commencement; his
tographs on sale, incompetent in trial for indict-
American Bar Association, to appoint com-
jections to proposed codification ...
legal conclusion should be impregnated with
gent fees; suggestion to enact laws to give lien for
on codification; extract from, on common-law
American Law Record on...
where latter properly constructed; examples
ments of a syllabi, generally a vicious system.. 381
views f master of rolls on ...
after Knight's Bachelors
and Judge Manning, Louisiana....
O'Brien on abridgment of compensation of.... 361
drum is playing a drum, or that a colt is of the
Field to appoint committee to report remedy for
versity Pennsylvania, by Mr. Justice Bradley
curiosities of; Euglish Post-office Protection Act... 441 Salvation Army prohibited by local ordinance of
Truro, England, from playing musical instruments
in the street....
221 Scalchi's suit for salary defended by Abbey, on
"Sheepfol' bin," explanation of term in poem “ De
Smith, Henry, of Albany Bar, death of..
speeches, arguments and papers by David Dudley
Stephen, Mr. Justice, suppressing hammering out-
side as annoying the court, at assizes
Sterne, Simon, on "prevention of defective and slip-
Strong, John R., memorandum upon proposed Civil
temperate habits, what constitutes, Lord Watson
Terry, Prof. H. T., work by, on "some leading prin.
ciples of Anglo-American law; exceptions to
some of his suggestions on codification..
481 verdict, special, the, in case of “Mignonette can-
setting aside of, by Justice Manisty, in Adamg-
Coldridge libel suit
502 Wade, Chief Justice of Montana, experience of stage-
Washington, his spelling of clothes, unable to pass
Watson, Lord, on what constitutes temperate habits, 462
Wharton's, Dr., Commentaries on American Law,
witchcraft, mention of, by Chief Justice Elliott. 141
woman suffrage, Mrs. James Bennett pamphlet on.. 342
women, discussion as to necessity of, removing glove
while being sworn
402 Wood, Mr. George, of New York, tribute to, by Jus-
Young, Mr. Edwin, on the jury in modern corporate
Yacht “Mignonette, case of one survivor killing
and eating the other survivor; necessity no excuse
“DOGGEREL FOR DOG-DAYS," a faithful
report of; State v. Harriman (75 Me. 62), holding that
dogs are not "domestic animals
221 ENGLISH COUNTY COURT, advantages of,
200, 280, 300, 359, 399, 440, 479
For subjects see Index-Digest.
FOLGER, SECRETARY, portrait of, in Court of
Appeals room, by Eastman Johnson...
GILHOOLY, ANDREW, on remedies for defective
161 quality on executory contracts of sale or manulac-
INFANTS, recently held in England, that ivory and
silver mounted pistol may be necessary for; rules
INSURANCE LAW. Abstracts of decisions....58, 199
220, 320, 456, 498
382 KANSAS Supreme Court Abstract (see Recent Ameri
KARSLAKE, SIR JOHN..
Recent American Decisions).
vertiser; a falthful report of State v. Harriman
No. 1), “J. H. H." Powers v. Cassidy (79 N. Y.602)... 203
Adams, George H., on “the Extradition of Eno".. 144
23, 64, 222, 324
Laws," address before Bar Association, 1884..... 164
84, 103, 124
of payment, the, John D. Lawson on..... 84, 103, 124
of sale or manufacture, Andrew Gilhooly on 286
strct (see Recent American Decisions).
20; (Oct. 7), 300; (Oct. 14), 320; (Oct. 21), 340; (Oct. 28),
9), 480; (Dec. 16), 600 ; (Dec. 19), 520.
RHODE ISLAND Supreme Court Abstract (see Re
cent American Decisions).
17, 57, 90, 414
137, 374, 454, 477
371, 412, 472, 483
236, 377, 439, 514
276, 295, 313, 337, 395, 430, 473, 194
174, 197, 233, 236, 312, 336, 372
.38, 57, 137, 317
39, 59, 118, 138, 280, 359, 378, 419, 456