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A WEEKLY RECORD

OF THE

LAW AND THE LAWYERS.

CONDUCTED BY

IRVING BROWNE.

VOL. XXXVII.

FROM JANUARY, 1888, TO JULY, 1888.

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LIBRARY !
ALBANY:
WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY.

1888.

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

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

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Page.
Page. | CORRESPONDENCE-Continued.
BAR ASSOCIATION:

182

pregnancy from rape ...........................!
New York State, report of secretary ..............

263

service of process on infants above fourteen....
eleventh annual report........

Sharpe case.
BLASPHEMY ..................

statute of limitations ; Code civ. Proc., section 375.. 263

Mr. Davies and the Stewart will case........ .... 302, 323
CODE of Ethics of Alabama Bar Association...........

text-books as authority...
Civil, in 1888 ...,

CURRENT TOPICS:
COOKE, MARTIN W., on Statute of Frauds ......

Abbott, Austin, on "The Physiology of the Rogue". 306
CORLISS, GUY O. H., on judicial determination

Albany ice carnival....
of existence of statute.........
...............428, 449

Law School ; commencement ; Mr. Pryor's ad-
on liability of surety on bond for more than one

dress....

425
108 American Reports, discontinuance

385
on surety's liability on bond conditionally signed, 188, 208 Andrews, Judge, accident to....

animals ; dogs and cats of great men.....
BOOK NOTICES:

and Mr. Bergh.......................
Americal

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

arbitration for settlement of international disputes ;
Bailey's Condict of Judicial Decisions ...

memorial to Congress .......
Bardeen's Common School Law ...

attorneys, amalgamation in England. .
Bates on Partnership............

bill to prohibit advertising for divorce business..
Bepjamin on Sales ......

their charges ..............

in
Berryman's Insurance Digest...

governor vetoes bill to prohibit advertising for
Bigelow on Fraud

divorce business.......
Black on Tax Titles

Bar Association ; Alabama, tenth annual meeting...
Blackstone Publishing Co.'s Text Book Series .. 404,

Kansas, report of fifth annual meeting ......
Bolles on Banks ...

New York State, annual meeting............
Boutwell's The Lawyer, the Statesman aud the Sol-

disbarring unworthy lawyers.......
dier ............

Bishop, Joel Prentiss, on the common lav
Bowen's Virgii.

128

on "Common Law and Codification....
Caruther's History of a Law Suit .........

143 Bliss on contingent fees .....
Clark's Magistrate's Manual....

Boutwell's “The Lawyer, the Statesman and the
Code of Public Instruction .....

3:23

Soldier".
Field on Infants ......

364 Bowen, Mr. Justice, criticisins on his translation of
Fowler's Supplement to New York Revised Statutes,
General Digest of the United States .....

Lord Justice, his Æneid, criticisms on ...........
Hall on Patent Estate.... .......................

capital punishment, recommendation of electricity.. 66
Hamilton's Medical Jurisprudence......

344

check, payment of, on false indorsement.....
Heard's Shortt on Criminal Informations ......

384

Chicago Law Times, notice of........
Hotchkiss on Banks and Banking....

Chief Justice Waite: appointment of successor to...
Index-Digest United States Supreme Court Reports,

appointment of Mr. Fuller as
It is the Law .

165

newspaper comments on appointment... .....
Jones' Index to Legal Periodical Literature.... 105

Choate, Rufus, Boutwell on ..........
Lloyd on Building and Buildings .... ....

Code, New York Civil, hearing on ....
Metcalf on Contracts ............................

defeated ..... ... ... . ...... ..........
Newmark on Bank Deposits......

Procedure, section 829, amendment.....
New York Chancery Reports ....

364

codification, Mr. Creed Haymond and Central Law
Patterson's Federal Restraints on State action 424

Journal on........

205
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Digest ........

301
protest against discussion of...

3.26
Randolph on Commercial Paper..........

Conkling, Roscoe, death of.....

305
Shakespeare....

......... 346, 405 Cooley, Judge, on the uncertainty of the law....... 513
Sherman and Red field on Negligence .....

404

contingent fees ..........
Smith's Mercantile Law .
224 convention of lawyers at Washington ....

386
Speer's Removal of Causes.....

424 Cooke, Martin W., address to N. Y. Bar Ass'n.... 65
Spitzka on Insanity ......

Court of Appeals, schemes for relief of.....
Siimson's American Statute Law - First Supplement, 511 court-house in London, ruinous condition of ...
Taschereau's Canada Criminal Acts..........

Dillon, Judge, on codification .......
Taylor on Corporations... ...........

444

dogs as bearers of despatches ..
Tucker's Mercantile and Manufacturing Corporations,

Dougherty, Daniel, address to the U.S. Bar Ass'n...
Wandell's Law of Inns, Hotels and Boarding-Houses,

dower, bill to restrict...
Waterman on Corporations......

driving, reckless, and its punishment......
Wharton on Evidence ................

Dutch settlement of New York, Judge Arnoux on..

Dwight, Prof., his list of fifty leading law books. ..
CORRESPONDENCE:

"Elegant Extracts from Browning"; apology fo
ancient record, an ...............

mistake..............

...... .. ....
Boutwell on Webster ...........

evidence; common-law rules ; relaxation recom-
check to mistaken order.....

mended.
Code and the N. Y. City Bar Association .....

Field. David Dudley, on legal reforms ..,
Code Civil Procedure, section 375 .....

“Forms and Failures of the Law;" Phliip Snyder on.
contract, question of....

381 Harvard Law Review: notice of .....
Court of Appeals, relie

511 Gray, John Clinton, nomination to Court of Appeals. 67
crag carving ....

high license; Crosby bill ...........................

345
district attorney, dut

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

386
doggerel...

Hill, Governor : recommendations in message ...
Dos Passos, Mr., justice to....

Holland Society dipper
Dutch title in Manhattan island

proposed trip to Holland
expert evidence, case for ..

humor in court. ..
modification of rules of evldence.

among the Eng
Mr. Hornblower on Code .....

346
humorous cases ..

405
judge system ......

riding on buckboard... ......
Kahn's lunacy scheme. ...
schami......

: 206
204

from Gibson's Law Notes..............
negotiable instrument; failure of consideration ..... 343 inebriety as a disease......
nolle prosequi and section 829 Code of Civli Proced-

Ingersoll's joke about the three taverns exploded...
ure...........
................. 163, 164

intent to take life; time necessary to form ........ 490
Vol. 37.

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CURRENT TOPICS-Continued.
Page.

Page.
Inter-State commerce commission ; express compa LAWS OF PROPERTY. Address by Lord Cole-
nies ...

ridge.. ............. ....
Journal of Jurisprudence, notice of ......
judges, federal ; salaries of ...

Bowen, Lord Justice; his translation of Virgil....... 128
jury trial, English judges on.......

dogs in law and elsewhere. ...
in New York city. ............

Ellwanger, W. D., on dogs.....

348
Lamar, Mr. Justice; remarks on criticisms on h

hearsay evidence to prove pedigree ........
appointment. .....

extradition bill, the new ......
lawyers ; Denver Republican on Phillip Snyder....

Gravina's memoir of Papinian.....
Lomb, prize essays on public health .....

mortgages as choses in action. .........
lunacy laws, proposed bill to amend....

priority of liens; computation of time.....
marriage, celebration of, Mr. Cook on.......

Scottish Court of Sessions and its Procedure .....
Miller, Mr. Justice, his opinions on jury trials...

statute; can the judiciary determine whether one
miscarriage of justice, Judge Barrett on. .. .

exists. .. ... ........... ... ....... .... ..428,
Neilson, Judge, notice of..

105

of frauds; Martin W. Cooke on....
"newspaper," what is .........................

446

surety, ou bond, when liable for more than one pen-
and criminal justice, Mr. Curtis on .

265

penalty .................
new trials, abuse of ....

liability on bond conditionally 8 ned ......
oleomargarine laws........

Lincolu, Abraham, Boutwell on....
overruled cases in Pennsylvania and Missouri..

Maine, Sir Henry James Sumner, death of......
Palmer, E. D., presents bronze arms to the State....

Mellor, paper on parliamentary representation
his Fort Orange Club seal.....

Great Britain ........
portraits of legal authors in advertising columns ...
prison labor contracts ..........
salaries of judges ; increase recommended..... ...

NEW YORK LETTER ................ 39, 203, 283,

NOTES:
Shakespeare, Appleton Morgan on ..
Merry Wives of Windsor; Appleton Morgan's

K cap ...........................................

codification of partnership law....
edition ...

dogs as workers...
Merchant of Venice; Furness' new edition...,

Dyk man, Judge, notice of....
Semple, District Attorney ; action in McGrath and

evidence of personal identity .............
DeLeon cases.....

flogging, Mr. Justice Grantham on .....

243
Schouler on text-books...

insanity; defense of; The Independent....
Sharon divorce case ..........

legal stories
sleeping car ; action for not making up berth.......

.............
marriage by sham clergy man.....

512
Spiritualism ; constructive fraud.. ....

Pettygrew, anecdotes of....

404
impostures ... .......... . ....... ........ 300

Pollock, Sir Frederick, reminiscences of..

404
stenographers In court......

324

Chief Justice Waite's death
Supreme Court of U. S.; Mr. Justice Harlan's re-

water wizard...
marks on..
Chief Justice Waite on calendar :::

............... 106
Tennyson, obscure passage, solved by Attorney-Gen POEMS:
eral Brewster. .

A leading case ......

144

............. ...... 114
testimony of parties ; first advocated in Connecti-

Head of the house, ...

* 244

..........
cut.....

Song of the law.
Texas Court of Appeals, attack on....

PORTRAITS of Charles O'Conor and" Nicholas
treadmill -- McMaster's misrepresentations.....

Hill ...
text-books by judges, Kekewich, J., on..

PRYOR, ROGER A., address at Albany Law
• trusts" - Wm. W. Cook on.....

School .....

.... 455
for charity .......

489
Tilden case .........

246
uncertainty of law......

RAPALLO, JUDGE, death of ....................

513
Waite, Chief Justice, death of..

memorial of, by Court of Appeals....
Webster, Daniel, Boutwell op....

469
witnesses - parties in their own suits

2016 SPEAR, SAMUEL T., on the new extradition bill, 88
right to impeach one's own. ....

... 514

TEREY, HENRY T., on mortgages as choses in
DECISIONS OF NEW YORK COURT OF

action,
APPEALS....59, 84, 124, 144, 183, 204, 224, 222, 264, 304 | THORNTON, W.W., on hearsay evidence to prove
344, 364, 384, 467, 487, 512, 532

pedigree .........

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ACCORD AND SATISFACTION. By substi- ...

tuted agreement; mistake; remedies :

ACCOUNT STATED. Action on; pleading and

proof

AGENCY. Authority of agent to borrow money. ... 115

Consignment of goods; storage and payment of

charges ; reimbursement ..

Power of attorney; conveyance by agent to self; eject-

ment....

Factors; assignment of claims due consignor .....

; consignments : drafts ; advances on bills of Jad-

ing ; general lien for balance; estoppel ; ignorance

of rights............

ANIMALS. Corporation ; negligence; knowledge by

agent of viciousness ...

Cruelty to ; hunting foxes......

Injuries by vicious dog...
APPEAL. When lies ; payment of judgment ......

—; special proceeding : county court.............

Who may take ; substantial rights of parties..... 216

Decision; partial affirmance .......

From decree of divorce ; conditions of judgment; re-

quisites of appeal., .......

Matters pot apparent on record....

; motion for new trial ; decision; affirmance ; dis-
missal.......

; law and facts.......

Jurisdiction; amount in controversy

318

; appealable orders .....
Order denying motion for reargument of appeal ; who

may appeal; motion to dismiss for frivolousness.... 373

What reviewable ; findings of fact.....................

116

i questions of fact ................

465

wi dia

Waiver ; acceptance of costs ; supplemental bill ; dis-

cretion of court..

480

ARBITRATION AND AWARD. Submission ;

construction : evidence: matters occurring before

arbitrators; failure of parties to offer evidence be-

fore arbitratorg.,..................................

.. 294

Executory agreement to submit; bar to action....

Conclusiveness : party-walls.....

Impeachment....................

Bias of arbitrator......

.... 4

Misconduct of umpire ; evidence; inadequate award,
ARREST. Detention of property by officer; liability.
ASSIGNMENT. Of claim against State for dam-

ages ; rights of parties ....
ASSIGNMENT FOR CREDITORS. Liens;

priority of mortgage .:.....

Fraud ; evidence ; validity of debt; judgment as evi-

dence ...

ASSUMPSIT. Privity; goods ordered of one and

supplied by another; notice...

ATTACHMENT. Afidavit; foreign judgment; ac.

tion on....

Bond; sureties; signature of partnership name........
Publication of summons; appearance; discontinu-
ance
ATTORNEY. admission to practice; regents' ex-

amination .....
ATTORNEY AND CLIENT: Lobby services,

no recovery for..
Settlement of case by counsel

......... 207

Page.
BETTING AND GAMING. Trotting horses for

Suit to recover money lost; statute....
BILL OF LADING. Interest under contract;

agreement to pay sight drafts; estoppel......
BOND. Conditional delivery : liability of sureties....
BOUNTIES. To volunteers ; liability of county; au-

thority of treasurer: notice to supervisors..... ....
BURIAL. Right to put flowers on grave ........
Limitation of right in Catholic cemetery .......

Subsequent rule excluding workmen from cemetery.. 472
CANALS. Negligence in management; lability of

State: contributory pegligence...

CARRIERS Cattle; negligence; presumption...... 363

Of goods; limiting liability for loss by connecting lines, 268

---; liability for loss; change in contract... .....

-; destruction of property by fire; negligence; ques

tion for jury ....

m i .

. ......

-; loss; limitation in contract; burden of proof;

40

statute prohibiting limitations – extra-territorial
effect; stipulated subrogation to insurance; rights
of insurer...

........ 257
; liability of ware-houseman; allowing eggs to

freeze...

Misdelivery of freight ; presentation of bill of lading.. 82
Limiting liability by stipulation on ticket ......
Of passengers; coupon tickets; refusal to accept de-

tached ticket.......
Person on train by invitation of baggage master; car-

riers not liable for injuries...

Duty to give passenger reasonable time to find ticket..

injuries to passengers; degligence.............. 396

i ; presuruption of negligence................ 417

- toward infirm passengers; negligence... .......

Negligence; passengers on freight train..............

Railroad; negligence; allowing basket in car... .....

door swinging against passenger going from wait-

ing-room to ferry........

--; injury to passenger while approaching ferry-boat;

presumption......

; negligence; free pass; drawing-room car..........

--; protection from strikers...

Baggage; merchandise.......

--; bag put in passenger car and stolen in absence of

Owner........... ......:

--; loss of baggage; evidence of value; jewelry; duty

to inform carrier..........

-; jewelry; knowledge of agent..

T delivery to porter to be placed in ca

CHARITIES. Bequest; description of object....

Uncertainty in bequest..................

COMPOSITION: Contract to give undue advantage

effect; action before maturity.....

CONFLICT OF LAWS. Death by wrongful act ;

statute of sister State...

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. Regulation of com-

merce; licensing foreign corporations..............

; intoxicating liquors ....

Inter-State commerce; taxation of telegraph compan-

ies...... .. .. ....

— ; requiring locomotive engineers to be licensed.... 172

Impairing contracts; exemption of homestead pur-

chased with pension money... ....... ............ 160

Corporations; consolidation with foreign corporation, 380

Exclusive privileges; railroad at sea-side resort; re-

ceiver ......... . .. .. ............ ..................

Legislative powers; divorce........................::::

350

Due process ; special administrator's accounting

out notice to distributees......

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