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2, inciting to and promoting idleness
ess, vice, and corrupt practices. THE
erson and Sam Burris personally, wedi
ts, employees, and servants, have pers. i.

and maintained this place as a comme! olie gambling house, and one to which lit persons to resort for the purpose its s, and to which persons do actually realist purpose, in open and willful disregeri. tion of the laws of the State of Tesas mpt and disregard of and injury ? Is, welfare, and decency of the come the maintenance of said gaming bores. tion of the laws of the State of Teri $ and privileges of the citizens of Ellis e it is situated. That it greatly iness 1. annoys, and injures plaintiff adik f the city of El Paso. That it is a dar ( nuisance, and, unless it is abated u ion, the plaintiff will suffer irreparabi. as she has no adequate remeds at idi. loses with a prayer for a temperar. ction restraining J. J. Taylor from

and Burris; that ever since said is de

and from permitting persons from playing, deal, and on each and every day sleet er

ing, keeping, or exhibiting for the purpose of on Sundays, the said Ben M. Pazi

gaming, any table, bank, or gambling device of Burris personally, and through and by

soy description whatsoever, for themselves, or 18, employees, and servants, and

for any other person, at or about said Gem Build. cially the said defendants John Bez.

ing, or in any part of said premises. Dougherty, Jim Beverly, Phil Baken in If, as urged by counsel for appellees and held 1. Curly Bill, Jim Brewster, Dave Peg i by tbe trial jodge, there are no equities in this lin, Dad Russ, Grisly Jim, Chas. Bile. bill entitling the appellant to the relief prayed as, Geo. Gregory, Will Fry, Rily Husz! for, it will not be necessary for us to inquire

and Ed Vecque, bave conducted. Its c whether the district attorney was authorized, in stained at said place a public and of the name of the State, to institute this proceeding house, at which the game ing, or verify the matters stated in the bill by bis ite, craps, and other games probita own atidavit; for, in that event, such inquiries are played and dealt, and at which 3 would be of no importance. We will therefore tables probibited by law are kept 1:2 consider first the merits of appellant's bill of inied for the purpose of gaming, and toe. junction. Before entering upon this consideraons are permitted to resort for the purpose

tion, we will remark that when a State appears bling, and to wbich person do artan.'

before a judicial tribunal, though it may be a for such purpose. That said bonge la

creature of her sovereign authority, she appears

as a suitor, and not in her sovereign capacity, ed as a public gambling house, and a zis hich persons resort for the purpose of

and, as any other litigant, can only invoke such

powers and jurisdiction as she has by her con5. with the knowledge and consent of te

stitution and laws conferred upon the court beint J.J. Taylor. That the place is imed

fore whom she has brought her action. For large number of vagrants, men who bsa

courts to recognize her in any other attitude, or le means of support, and who mate:

draw a distinction in her favor against the humto obtain a livelihood by honestemplo

blest individual who appears before them, would sasional gamblers, and other idle and Fee

be to stultify themselves, and subject their judges ws, who are permitted to bang amat

to the condemnation of the laws of the State in whose interest they sought to violate them. It is well established that a common gaming house is, at common law, a public nuisance, and the keeper thereof punishable criminally, for the reason that persons attracted to it, especially youths, are tbere lured to vice. Bish. Cr. Law, $ 1135. It draws together evil-disposed persons, encourages idleness, cheating, and other corrupt practices, and tends to public disorder. Wood, Nuis. (2d Ed.) $ 45; People v. Jackson, 3 Denio, 101; 2 Cooley, Bl. (3d ed.) 176; Com. v. Stahl, 7 Allen, 304; Hill v. Pierson (Neb.), 63 N. W. Rep. 835. And that courts of equity have jurisdiction to abate public nuisances is equally as well established. State v. Goodnight, 70 Tex. 682, 11 S. W. Rep. 119; City of Belton v. Central Hotel Co. (Tes. Civ. App.), 33 S. W. Rep. 297; Mugler v. Kansas, 123 U. S. 672, 8 Sup. Ct. Rep. 273; U. S. V. Debs, 64 Fed. Rep. 740; In re Debs, 158 U. S. 387, 15 Sup. Ct. Rep. 900; City of Georgetown v. Alexandria Canal Co., 12 Pet. 98; Coosaw Min. Co. v. South Carolina, 144 U. S. 550, 12 Sup. Ct. Rep. 689; State v. Crawford, 28 Kan. 518; Little

ton v. Fritz (Iowa), 22 N. W. Rep. 641; People house, or any part of it. t

F. City of St. Louis, 10 I11. 351; 2 Story, Eq. Jur. $ 821, 923, 924; 3 Pom. Eq. Jur. $ 349; 2 Beach, Mod. Eq. Jur. $$ 742, 743; 2 Beach, Inj. § 1080. But it does not necessarily follow from the facts that a common gaming house is a public nui

fance, and that courts of equity have jurisdiction for the purpose of gaming at or skin

by injunction to abate a nuisance, such jurisdicises any of the games probibiti

have jurisdiction of a class of cases, but may not ach and every one of the above-on

wherein it is invoked require its exercise. Before such jurisdiction will be exercised, its necessity must appear from the facts and circumstances of the particular case. Though a court of equity has the power to interfere in all cases of nuisances, yet circumstances may exist in one case which do not exist in another to induce a court to interfere or refuse its interference by injunction. Courts will not in all cases interfere by way of injunction to restrain the continuance of an illegal trade, the abatement of a nuisance, or the prosecution of a dangerous employment; but its power to do so in such case belongs to the general powers possessed by courts of equity to prevent irreparable mischief and obviate damages for which no adequate remedy exists at law. Story, Eq. Jur. $$ 921, 924; Carlisle v. Cooper, 21 N. J. Eq. 579; 2 Wat. Eden, Inj. (3d Ed.) 259; Attorney General v. Railway Co., 27 N. J. Eq. 26. It is only when property or civil rights are involved, and an irreparable injury to such rights is threatened or is about to be committed, for which no adequate remedy exists at law, that courts of equity will interfere by injunction for the purpose of protecting such rights. The injury threatened to such rights may, if committed, constitute a crime, and subject its perpetrator to punishment under the criminal law; yet, as his punishment would furnish him whose property or civil rights have been irreparably injured by the acts constituting the offense no compensation for such injury, courts of equity will interfere to prevent such an injury, notwithstanding the commission would constitute a criminal offense, not because it would be a crime, but because the injury to such rights would be irreparable. It cannot be said that such interference by a court of equity is an invasion of the domain of the criminal law, for no crime has been committed where equity interposes its arm for the protection of property or civil rights. In extending such protection, it may prevent a crime; but as has a right to commit crime, no one should be heard to complain that he is restrained from its commission, when such restraint has been exercised in the jurisdiction of a court for the purpose of preventing him from irreparably injuring another in his property or civil rights. But courts of equity never interfere for the purpose of acts constituting crime because they are criminal, for they have nothing to do with crime as such. Their interposition is solely for the protection of property or civil rights; and, the only distinction between a private and a public nuisance being that the one is an injury to such rights of an individual and the other to the rights of the public at large, “the same principle must guide the interference of the court in both cases, and that principle is this: whether the extent of the damage and injury be such as the law will not afford an adequate and sufficient remedy.” Attorney General v. Sheffield Gas Consumers' Co., 19 Eng. Law & Eq. 644. Therefore, when a State, through her proper officer, seeks the jurisdiction of a

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court of equity to abate a public nuisance, she must sbow that such nuisance is an injury to the property or civil rights of the public at large, which it is to her duty, as the agent of the public, to prevent. All the State shows by her bill in this case is the offense of keeping a common gaming house, and the corrupting and vicious influences attending such a nuisance. It is not shown that any property or civil rights of the public which it is her duty to protect are invaded, or that any irreparable injury will be done any such rights by the maintenance of such nuisance. The case presented is a criminal one, pure and simple, in which the criminal law furnishes the only remedy that courts are required to enforce. That the law against this offense is not enforced and observed is no ground for the interposition of a court of equity, for, as has been observed, such a court has no jurisdiction to restrain the commission of crime, nor enforce moral obligations or the performance of moral duties as such, nor can it rightfully interfere with the performance of an illegal act merely because it is illegal, in the absence of an injury to property or civil rights. High, Inj. (3d Ed.) $ 20; Mor. Cov. $ 1041; In re Debs, 158 U. S.564, 15 Sup. Ct. Rep. 900; Cope v. Association, 99 Ill. 489; People v. Chicago Fair Grounds Assn., 28 Chi. Leg. News, p. l. Courts can only administer the law as it is, and believing, as we do, that the matters alleged in appellant's bill show no equities entitling the State to a perpetuation of the injunction, it is our duty to affirm the judgment of the district court, which is accordingly done.

959. The most efficient and flexible remedy is that of injunction. Under this form the court can prevent that from being done which, if done, would cause a nuisance. The principal case brings up a question much mooted of late, both in political as well as legal circles, viz., the authority and justification for what is known as "government by injunction,” that is, the power of the court to enjoin the commission of a crime. The leading case on the subject is In re Debs, 158 U. S. 564, in which the United States Su.. preme Court affirmed such power. In adopting the broad rule of the use of injunctions, the Supreme Court of Texas in the principal case approves the Debs decision. That these cases now established is shown by the fact that a bill has been proposed in congress to cut down by statute the power of the federal courts to enforce such injunctions. The legal question involved is sufficiently discussed in the prin. cipal case, but the following additional recent cases might be examined with interest. Injunction will, at the suit of the State, lie against a corporation where it is misusing and abusing its corporate franchises and privileges, and is maintaining its property as a puisance, though its acts also constitute a crime. Columbian Athletic Club v. State (Ind. Sup.), 40 N. E. Rep. 914. In consequence of a dispute with reference to an alleged preferential employment of non union men by a building firm, a trade union pub. lished a poster headed “Trollope's Black List," containing the names of non-union men employed by the tirm. Held that, the trade union, having done more than was in fact necessary for their own protection, an interlocutory injunction was properly granted. Trollope v. London Building Trades' Federation, 72 Law T. 642. A "boycott" by the members of trades unions or assemblies (which term, in law, implies a combination to inaugurate and maintain a general prescription of articles manufactured by the party against whom it is directed) is unlawful, and may be enjoined by a court of equity. Oxley Stave Co. v. Coopers' International Union of North America (C. C.), 72 Fed. Rep. 695. It is no ground for refusing an injunction to restrain conspirators from doing irrep. arable damage to complainant's property rights that some of the acts enjoined would subject the wrong. doers to a criminal prosecution. Arthur v. Oakes, 11 C. C. A. 209, 63 Fed. Rep. 310, followed. Elder v. Whitesides (C. C.), 72 Fed. Rep. 724. While equity will never interfere by injunction to prevent the com. mission of a crime, it may enjoin an act which threatens irreparable injury to the property of an individual, though such act may also be a violation of a criminal law. Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co. v. Saxes, 32 S. W. Rep. 1106, 131 Mo. 212. The business of a person, it lawfully conducted, is a property right; and equity may enjoin the carrying on of a conspiracy to destroy or injure it, though the acts enjoined are violations of the criminal laws. Davis v. Zimmerman, 36 N. Y. S. 303, 91 Hun, 489. In the absence of a statute, in. junction will not lie to enjoin the sale of liquor in violation of law, unless the sale will injuriously affect complainant's property rights.

Manor Casino y. State (Tex. Civ. App.), 34 S. W. Rep. 769.

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The task of formulating a satisfactory rule for de termining the existence of cause and effect in deciding, whether, in an action based on tort, a plaintiff may hold a defendant liable for injuries to the former,


, S. E. Rep. 819, under zinemeanor to willfully and

A Treatise og

NOTE.-Public or common nuisances affect the community at large or some considerable portion of it, such as the inhabitants of a town; and the person therein offending is liable to criminal prosecution. A public nuisance does not necessarily create a civil cause of action for any person; but it may do so un. der certain conditions. A private nuisance affects only one person or a determinate number of persons, and in the ground of civil proceedings only. Gen. erally, it affects the control, use or enjoyment of im. movable property, but this is not a necessary element according to the modern view of the law. 16 Amer. & Eng. Encyclopedia of Law, p. 926, and cases cited. A nuisance, to be a public nuisance, must be in a pub. lic place or where the public frequently congregate or where members of the public are likely to within the range of its influence, for if the act or use of property be in a remote and unfrequented locality, it will not, unless malum in se, be a public nuisance. Ellis v. State, 7 Blackf. (Ind.) 534; Greene v. Nunnemacher, 36 Wis. 50; Com. v. Perry, 139 Mass. 198; Ray v. Lynes, 10 Ala. 63; Monk v. Packard, 71 Me. 309; State v. St. Louis Board of Health, 16 Mo. App. 8; Foucber v. Grass, 60 Iowa, 505; Whitney v. Bartholomew, 21 Conn. 213; Coker v. Birge, 10 Ga. 336; Shivery v. Struper, 24 Fla. 103; Pruner v. Pendleton, 75 Va. 516; Bushnell v. Robeson, 62 Iowa, 542; Dennis v. State, 91 Ind. 291. The remedies for nuisances are threefold: preventive, compensatory, and punitive. The first divides itself again into the remedy by abatement without process of law and by injunction. The compensatory remedy is an action at law for damages, the punitive remedy an indictment on behalf of the public. 16 Amer. & Eng. Encyclopædia of Law, p.


f"borde, mule, sheep, or
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n men by a building firm, a trade unica
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sining the names of non-union men emplorati
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than was in fact necessary for their own re

an interlocutory injunction was pas ted. Trollope v. London Building Tradere on, 72 Law T. $42. A "boycott" by the Beast ades unions or assemblies (which term, in le les a combination to inaugurate and maste ral prescription of articles manufactured bra

against whom it is directed) is be enjoined by a court of equity. Oxley Star opers' International Union of North Ameris 12 Fed. Rep. 695. It is no ground for relizita ction to restrain conspirators from doing a e damage to complainant's property right to of the acts enjoined would subject the me to a criminal prosecution. Arthur valuta

A. 209, 63 Fed. Rep. 310, followed. Die esides (C. C.), 72 Fed. Rep. 724. While ega ever interfere by injunction to prevent the ar on of a crime, it may enjoin an act which tlet reparable injury to the property of an indica b such act may also be a violation of a crian

Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co. F. Saxes, 1106, 131 Mo. 212. The business of a permit lly conducted, is a property right; sed eri pjoin the carrying on of a conspiráey ta det are it, though the acts enjoined are viakin criminal laws. Davis v. Zimmermut, w

The most efficient and flexible remetri

continues to ves the courts. The Supreme Court of had another and broader meaning, which took in all njunction. Under this form the court ex pre

Canada recently handed down what is submitted to domestic animals; and the context made it evident t from being done which, if done, woel, am

be a correct decision in Grinsted v. Toronto Ry. Co., that it was here used in the broader sense. sance. The principal case brings up

94 8. C. Rep. 570. The facts were similar to those so "Indeed," said the court, "the broader sense is the ch mooted of late, both in political s vel

often appearing in cases of this sort. The plaintiff, more usual one. Worcester's definition, 'a collective al circles, viz., the anthority and justifestis wrongtully ejected from one of the company's cars on name for domestic quadrupeds, including the bovine at is known as "government by injunetian,"

a winter's night, took cold, and suffered an attack of tribe, also horses, asses, mules, sheep, goats and the power of the court to enjoin the ceanisat

bronchitis and rheumatism. He was allowed to re- swine,' was approved by this court in Randall v. Railrime. The leading case on the subject ia les

cover for the sickness as an injury resulting from the road Co., 104 N. C. 410, 413, 10 S. E. Rep. 691. To the ps, 158 U. S. 664, in which the United štiri

detendant's act. The court rested their decision on same effect are the Standard, Webster and Century me Court affirmed such power. In sidqian 1

the ground that the question whether the result was Dictionaries. In the Scriptures, the word: 'cattle ad rule of the use of injunctions, the per

proximate and natural was to be determined by the ordinarily and usually embraces goats, notably in the trt of Texas in the principal case sypores jury.

contract between Laban and Jacob. Gen. xxx, 30, 32. Is decision. That these cases now established So many rules, theories, and maxims regarding In Decatur Bank v. St. Louis Bank, 21 Wall. 294, the wn by the fact that a bill has been propri

legal cause bave been evolved from the time of Lord word 'cattle' is held to be broad enough to include gress to cut down by statute the power of the te

Bacon down to the present day, that there is now a even swine. In England, the statute 9 Geo. I., ch. 22 courts to enforce such injunctions. The te

profusion of recorded thought tending to confuse a (commonly called the 'Black Act') made it punishable stion involved is sufficiently discussed in the pi

fundamentally important subject. It is submitted with death, without benefit of clergy, to 'maliciously

that to begin with the simplest possible statement of I case, but the following additional recent

and unlawfully kill any cattle.' Under this it was the question is the proper way to work out the true heid that the statute embraced domestic animals other ht be examined with interest. Injunetien rid

rule, if there is one. When a plaintiff comes into than the bovine species, as a mare, in 2 East P. C. suit of the State, lie against a corporation whe

court and shows that he has suffered such damage as 1074; Rex v. Paty, 2 W. Bl. 721, and 'pigs,' in Rex v. misusing and abusing its corporate frenta

the law will recognize, and that the defendant's con. Chapple, 1 Russ. & R. 77." privileges, and is maintaining its property at

duct has failed to come up to the standard required In Chesapeake & Ohio R. Co. v. Bank, 92 Va. 495, 1 ance, though its acts also constitute : en

by law, the point in issue is, simply, did the defend- Va. L. R. 825, it was held that a statute forbidding ambian Athletic Club v. State (Ind. Sup.), !!

ant do this? It is certainly possible to contend that transportation companies from keeping "cattle, ep. 914. In consequence of a dispute with the

the average juror might better be trusted to work out sheep, swine or other animals," confined for a longer to an alleged preferential employment du

justice in answering the question thus stated accord- period than twenty-eight hours, without unloading
ing to the dictates of common sense, than in applying and allowing them to rest, included horses. In State
a complicated rule of law, however elaborately it be v. Dunnavant, 3 Brev. (S. C.) 9,5 Am. Dec. 530, the
explained. If, however, a rule can be phrased which term "borses," in a criminal statute, was held to ap-
will embody the real intent and meaning of this sim- ply to mares. “Cattle" usually includes horses and
ple question, and will do nothing more, such rule
will have the decisive advantage of precision. The

sheep (Louisville, etc. R. Co.v. Ballard, 2 Metc. [Ky.]

177); also pigs (Child v. Hearn, 9 Exch. 176); but not effort to find a more definite įform in which to leave buffaloes. State v. Crenshaw, 22 Mo. 457. A domestic the issue to the jury, then, is certainly worth while. fowl is an animal (State v. Bruner, 111 Ind. 98); and It is suggested that the solution was reached when "bird or animal” would include a game cock (People the idea of looking at the chain of events from the "after" point of view was conceived. Wardlaw, J.,

v. Klock, 48 Hun, 275); and tame linnets are within the in Harrison v. Berkley, 1 Strob. 525; Earl, J., in Ehr

protection of a statute punishing cruelty to "domestic gott v. Mayor of New York, 96 N. Y. 280; Smith v.

animals.” Colam v. Pagett, 12 Q. B. Div. 66.–Vir. London & Southwestern Ry. Co., 6 Com. Pl. 14. If it

ginia Law Register.
appear that in fact nothing which could be an efficient
cause has intervened between the act complained of
and the ensuing harm, the causal connection between

the two would seem to be sufficiently established. In

QUERY-COLLECTION OF FORGED PAPER. such a case, the fact that the result was one not reasonably to bave been foreseen, or not found likely to

To the Editor of the Central Law Journal: occur on calculation of chances, would certainly not

A issues an order on B to pay C or order $3,000. make the defendant's act any less the cause. The

D obtains possession of the order and forges C's en. fact that the consequence was probable is important

dorsement upon it. He presents it to a local bank in that such probability determines, in a measure, the

for payment. The bank refuses to pay it but re. character of the defendant's act. That is, the occur

ceived it for collection, indorses it for collection and rence of an injury which was or should have been

forward it to B, and B pays it, baving funds in his foreseen would appear to be a natural and proximate

hands belonging to A for that purpose. D is the only result, even though ciruumstances intervened which

person who has any knowledge of the forgery. The would break the causal connection had the result not

forgery is finally discovered and A now desires to been contemplated. Lord Wensleydale in Lynch v.

know who is liable for his loss. Can he recover from Knight, 9 H. L. Cas. 577. The Supreme Court of

the local bank tbat received the order from D for colCanada in laying down the natural and proximate

lection and sent the same to B so indorsed for collec. rule adopted the proper definite form of leaving with


L. N. A.
the jury the question, did the defendant do this
wrong?- Harvard Law Review.

lo State v. Groves (N. C.), 25 S. E. Rep. 819, under
a statute making it a misdemeanor to willfully and

A Treatise on Mechanics' Liens. By Louis Boisot,
Tulawfully kill or abuse any "horse, mule, sheep, or

Jr., A. B., LL. B. Of the Chicago Bar, St. Paul, other cattle," the court was called upon to decide

Minn. West Publishing Co. 1897.
Whether the word "cattle," as here used, included a

A Treatise on the Law of Fire Insurance, with a Phi. goat. Clark, J., who delivered the opinion, said that

losophical and Analytical Discussion of Leading while the word "eattle” was often used in a restric- i

Cases. By D. Oštrander. Second Edition, Re. task of formulating a satisfactory tak bir de ing the existence of cause and effect inde tive sense as applicable to the bovine species only, it

vised and Enlarged. St. Paul, Minn.: West Pub.

lishing Co. 1897. Aether, in an action based on tort, per pld a defendant liable for injuries to the time

91 Hun, 489. In the absence of a statza on will not lie to enjoin the sale of ligoer i ! of law, unless the sale will injuriotsis de ainant's property rights. Manor Castle Tex. Civ. App.), 34 $. W. Rep. 76%



19. DOSTRACE luliteral Liability.-Signers of a and a person to the Insane bor Where 1 wife

which is weed con (lode, 1288), conditioned to spand patient, are principals on comes liable on

Pin to hospital is concerned, and she subsequent to enly like thereon.-ENBLENT. ALA signs writings lek., 21 South. Rep. 24. pald balance,

tract.-HAMILT DAS ASSOCIATIONS -- Withdrawal - Palemoving member of a building

19. CONTRACTS sustavithdrawing from it, made a-Competing fo

et u ubleh he was allowed the on horse races mutta malam bid by him, and a cer and an agreem sitial a la stock, which was his share pool all premio

mes prodts was included the inter horses, and to sit at ther members on premiums, be

KISS 7. OTTINGI then went from the association, as 20. CONVERSE

is best banged blm on ble premium.- creditor from lin, en JACKSON V. LEONARD, Miss., voldable under

a wrongtal cor Bri-Conversion - Where the con

W. Rep. 696. In apetition of cattle by defendant

21. CORPORAT a mety lines for a through freight

-In an action pats han ligbility for anytbing be

legation that ha asegtag to protect the through rate

business unde te beta" defendant le not liable for averment of th


22. CORPORAT A transfer oft render of stock procured by to

preclude it fro

Pastes-Negligence at Station.
aliu trin falls to stop the nsual and work a de facto

se tulu passengers exercising ordi-
sad ga on and off does not constitute the transferee
2 851 pusa who gets on to assist & pas. COMPRESS &
tjed a petting off after the train has


Bahanes-Street Railroads–Negotion may mal

holder.-An a
eta ipanger who, in the ai sence of
tratu i ddes on the front platform of

stockholder th
2 t be and others bave been aceng-

to the capital le tra le there taken, is guilty of neg

action the stod eri pselde a recovery for injuries re

he was tranda the capital sto resentations o

V. DILLON, Ka wa Kanisa - Foreclosure.-A return of Compllance W

24. CORPORA sourl requirin to do business intendent of it process in th ice sball be bi which is sho

hath ma place of abode.-MITCHELL State, cannot han ... UNEIL, Washi., 41 Pac. Rep.

afrontmanance bond for the support of MASONIC ACO

the ground th compliance be of doing busi

en or the land, if any exists, Michigan, can

23. CORPORI Names.-A CO another State

corporation llar name, un "corporation any name in

1.14., 38. E. Rep. 814. Phone-a vendor who is induced separser to make a conveyance is State, or Boc

Teyance to him, from attack-lead the publ awer as in violation of the stat

can probibiting leases to nonBeata que year, because in pari de- 00., Mich., 69

album 1.1., 8. W. Rep. 335. PRO which

Co to a lease of an article of We to the leggee thereunder.- fide purchase en esential to its validity, where in trust and

tion not being provision.-E


it, without ko


BANKS-Llen on Stook.-A purchaser of regent

stock cannot compel a transfer of the studia
ooks of the bank, where the former Flis
bers of a firm which is indebted to the beak,

Ann. St. $ 3208a8, provides that "no traaditt shall be valid against a bank so long as the sea

holder thereof shall be liable as principal de ly, or otherwise, to the bank for any debt ist ENS' STATE BANK OF MONROEVILLE, IND. T.BA po COUNTY BANK, Mich., 69 N. W. Rep. Chr ANK8-Transfer of Stock - Where no demisia

made on a bank for a transfer of stoer bolder's indebtedness to the bank has sins ink may refuse to transfer on its books the to te of stock, which had theretofore been plein hird person, and for the stockholder's populo iness may claim a superior llen, under: Br. st. § 3208a8, which provides, among other this po transfer of stock shall be valld against ile & as the registered bolder thereot shall be like peipal debtor, surety or otherwise to the los y debt which shall be due and unpaid-E0

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the maker.- HALE V. ALDAFFER, Kan., 47 Pac. Rep. SESSEE

320. Kas, 1,2, 12, 18, 22, 35, 46, 47, 66, 67, 67, 68, 9, 11,47

9. BONDS - Joint and Several Liability.-Signers of a TED STATES 8. C...........

bond for the admission of a person to the insane hos

pital as a paying patient (Code, $ 1288), conditioned to GINIA

pay all charges against such patient, are principals on SHINGTON

the bond, so far as the hospital is concerned, and

.13, 14, 45, 48, 56, 44 ST VIRGINIA.................4, 15, 49, 51, ATAD

Jointly and severally liable thereon.-ENSLEN V. ALA

BAMA INSANE HOSPITAL, Ala., 21 South. Rep. 74. ACTION - Abatement by Assigument - Depa 10. BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS - Withdrawal 18.-Upon the formation of a corporation by a of Member.-Where a borrowing member of a building nbers of a mercantile firm, succeeding to al and loan association, on withdrawing from it, made a perties, Interests, and rights of the firm, thene voluntary settlement, in which he was allowed the

are improperly joined as parties in an khan unearned part of the premium bid by him, and a cercorporation on a cause of action accrulng kau tain sum as dividend on his stock, which was his share ormation.--LOTTMAN BROS. MANDFG.CO.T. In of the profits, in which profits was included the inter WATERWORKS CO., Tex., 38 8. W. Rep.SI est charged him and other members on premiums, he ADVERSE POSSESSION- Possession of here

was not entitled to recover from the association, as et.-Possession of another part of a tract of it

usurious, the Interest charged him on his premium.not carry constructive possession of a smile

BUILDING & LOAN ASSN. OF JACKSON V. LEONARD, Miss., t, owned by another onder a senior grant, la

A1 South. Rep. 53. ed within the boundaries of the larger as a 11. CARRIER OF GOODS-Conversion.-Where the con. d. -COOK V. LISTER, Tex., 38 8. W. Rep. ll. tract for the transportation of cattle by defendant ASSIGNMENT FOR CREDITORS-What Donstitus

over its and connecting lines for a through freight ed of trust conveying property of the granted

exempts defendant from liability for anything betely to the trustee, with directions to selilin

yond" its line, "excepting to protect the through rate of the proceeds of sale pay certain preferred tisa

of freight named therein," defendant is not liable for

conversion of the cattle, on refusal of a connecting he grantor, is an assignment for the bent!

carrier to deliver the cattle unless a greater freight Itors, and not a mortgage.- TUTTLE F. EB

rate is paid. --LITTLE ROCK & FT. S. Ry. Co. v. ODOM, T8' NAT. BANK OF GREAT FALLS, Mont.,

Ark., 38 8. W. Rep. 839. 203.

12. CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS-Negligence at Station. ATTORNEY AND CLIENT-Contract.-A ellest

, ut

-The mere fact that a train fails to stop the usual and atract whereby he agrees to pay an attorney

reasonable time to enable passengers exercising ordiprosecution of an action & fee of $i, and the

nary diligence to get on and off does not constitute antage of the damages which he may "reCOFLEX

negligence as to a person who gets on to assist a pasaction, is not liable for such percentage de

senger, and is injured in getting off after the train has ment obtained, but only for a percentage dt de

started. - INTERNATIONAL &G. N. R. V. SATTERWHITE, iges recelved.- FISHER V. MYLIUS, W. V., 841

Tex., 38 8. W. Rep. 401.

13. CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS-Street Railroads-Neg. ligence.-Whether a passenger who, in the al sence of any rule forbidding it, rides on the front platform of an electric car, as he and others bave been accus. tomed, and whose fare is there taken, is guilty of neg. ligence which will preclude a recovery for injuries recelved in a collision with another car, is a question for the jury.-BAILEY V. TACOMA TRACTION CO., Wash., 47 Pao. Rep. 241.

14. CHATTEL MORTGAGE - Foreclosure.-A return of service of a notice of foreclosure of a chattel mortgage, reciting that the notice was served upon the defendant "by delivering to and leaving with father of said (defendant], at his usual place of abode,” is sufficlent, In that it does not show that defendant could not be found, or that the attempted service was made at the defendant's usual place of abode.-MITCHELL, LEWIS & STAVER Co. v. O'NEIL, Wash., 47 Pac. Rep.

15. CONTRACT–Breach.-Where land is conveyed in consideration of a maintenance bond for the support of the grantors, by which the grantees bind themselves to support the grantors in their familles on the land

Conveyed, no right of action accrues to the grantors, CRUST CO. V. STATE BANK OF MICHIGAN, IId.

either against the grantees or the land, if any exists, until the grantees fail to perform their covenant and undertaking, as set forth and stipulated in their bond.

--CRIM V. HOLSBERRY, W. Va., 26 S. E. Rep. 314. ot lie to the answer which alleges that

16. CONTRACTS–Estoppel.-A vendor who is induced

by the trand of the purchaser to make a conveyance is ded a conveyance of the premises in scandal

pot precluded, on a reconveyance to him, from attacklaintiff's bond therefor, but that plaintifad

ng a lease by the purchaser as in violation of the statve title to the land, and that, ln eos

ute of the Chickasaw Nation prohibiting leases to non, defendants abandoned the property, all 2

residents for longer than one year, because in pari dethe contract, since the answer state it

licto.-WHITE V. BROWN, 1. T., 38 S. W. Rep. 335. -SAYRE V. MOFNEY, Oreg., 47 Pae. Rep.

17. CONTRACT FOR LEASE OF PERSONALTY-Signature. LLS AND NOTES-Fallure of Considerata

-The signature of a lessor to a lease of an article of he consideration entirely fails for a bebe

personal property is not essential to its validity, where pe the payee thereot, neither such papan

the article is delivered to the lessee thereunder.uent holder with knowledge of the factori eration, can maintain an action tberes de

Rep. 645. LLS AND NOTES - Consideration. In an ad ote given in payment for real estate

, a dentro ts tendered the amounts due on the net, a

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