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LAW TIMES REPORTS.

A COLLECTION OF

LEADING CASES DECIDED IN THE COURTS OF THE
UNITED STATES, AND COURTS OF LAST

RESORT OF THE STATES. :

EDITED BY
ROWLAND COX.

" It is impossible but in process of time, as well from the nature of things chang-
ing, as corruption of agents, abuses will grow up: for which reason, the law mur
be kept as a garden, with frequent digging, weeding, turning, &c. That which in
one age was convenient, and perhaps necessary, in another becomes an intolerable
nuisance." – ROGER North,

NEW SERIES. – VOLUME I.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY HURD AND HOUGHTON.
Cambridge: The Riverside Press.

1874.

LIBRARY OF THE LELAND STITIIRD JR? UNIVERSITY.

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RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
STEREOTYPED AND PRIXTED BY

H. 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

TABLE OF CASES.

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472

Adams Ex. Co. (Bank of Ky. v.) . 451 | Florence S. M. Co. (G. & B. S. M.
Ætna Ins. Co. (McCann v.) . . 232 Co. v.). . . . . . . . . 389
Am. Steamship Co. (Brady v.). • 402 Ford v. Fitchburg R. R. Co... 501
Bank of Ky. V. Adams Ex. Co. . 451 | Fort (U. P. R. R. Co. v.) ... 121
Bank of St. Paul (Wilson v.). . 1 | Fourth Nat'l Bank of Chicago v.
Barnett v. Oppenheimer. i. . 118 City Nat'l Bank of Gr. Rapids , 386
Bartemeyer v. The State . . . . 200 Francisco (Manhat. Life Ins. Co. v.) 56
Barton (Walsh v.). . . . . . 341 Franke, in re . . . . . . . 476
Bennett (Cobb v.) . . . . . . 172 | Fryberger (Heaton v.) . . . . 807
Blake Crusher Co. v. Ward . . 423 Fugate (Nash v.) . . . . . . 69
Borries v. Imperial Ottoman Bank 181 | Galbreath (Indianapolis &
Brady v. Am. Steamship Co. . . 402 R. R. Co. v.). ....
Cage (People v.) . . . . . 127 Galpin v. Page .......
Cagley (McIntyre v.) : . .. 104 Gordon v. Manchester & Lawrence
Campbell v. Dearborn . . . . 107 |

107 R. R. Co. . . . . . . . . 8 Carris v. Carris . .......4 41 Gorman (Commissioners of Boise Cent. Pac. R. R. Co. (Huntington v.) 94

94 Co. v.). . . . . . . . 349 Champion, The . . . . . . . 493 Graves v. Lebanon Nat'l Bank : 59 City Nat'l Bank of Grand Rapids Gray v. Rollo . . . . . . . 195

(Fourth Nat'l Bank of Chicago Griffiths, in re . ..... . 476

v.) . . . . . . . . . 386 Grover & Baker S. M. Co. v. FlorCity of Watertown (Rees v.) . . 300 ence S. M. Co. . . . . . . 389 Cobb v. Bennett . . . . . . 172 Hager v. Hill . . . . . . . 139 Commissioners of Boise Co. v. Gor Hailes v. Van Wormer . . . . 75

man . . . . . . . . . . 349 | Hayner v. Smith . . . . . . 508 Commonwealth (Jones v.) . . . 266 | Heaton v. Fryberger . . . . . 807 - v. Lockwood ..... 141 Hecker (Rumford Chem. Works v.) 519

- (Murphy v.) . . . . . 486 | Herron (U. S. v.) .... .. 274 Conawango Pet. Ref. Co. v. Cun. Hestonville, &c. R. R. Co.(Crissy v.) 166 ningham . . . . . . ..

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57 | Hill, in re . . . . . . . . 421 Conn. Mut. Life Ins. Co. (Covers Hill (Hager v.) . . . . . . . 139

- v. Whitcomb . . . . . 382 Conn. Mut. Life ins. Co. (Moore v.) 319 Horn v. Lockhart ...... 55 Cooledge v. McCone ....: 214 Howard (Masterson v.) .. Coverston v. Conn. Mut. Life Ins. Huntington v. Cent. Pac. R. R. Co. 94

Co. . . . . . . . . . . 239 | Hyde v. Woods . . . . . . 354 Crissy v. Hestonville, &c. R. R. Co. 166 Imperial Ottoman Bank(Borries v.) 181 Cunningham (Conawango Pet. Ref. Indianapolis & St. L. R. R. Co. v.

Co. v.) . . . . . . . . . 57 | Galbreath . . . . . . . . 473 Davenport v. Underwood .. 16 Ins. Co. (De Lancy v.) . . 80 Davis (Supervisors of Knox Co. v.) 461 Ives (Warren v.) ...... 363 Dearborn (Campbell v.) ...107 Jackson (Ethridge v.). .... 271 Deckert, in re . . . . . . . 336 Jenkins (Self v.) . . . . . . 368 De Lancey v. Ins. Co. ..., 80 Jermyn ù. Moffitt...... 367 Dorgan v. Telegraph Co. ... 406 Jones v. The Commonwealth. . 266 Ethridge v. Jackson · · · · · 271 Keeler, in re . . . . . . . . 422 Excelsior Ins. Co. v. Royal Ins. Co. 331 Kirk (Weir v.) . . . . . . . 37 Fairbury, &c. R. R. Co. (Lange Lange, in re . . . . . . . . 257

bar v.). . . . . . . . . 101 | Langebar v. Fairbury, &c. R. R. Co. 101 Finch (Washington University v.). 152 Laverick (Searle v.).

174 Fitchburg R. R. Co. (Ford v.). . 501 Lea v. Wolff. ....... 400

-Met. Com. Casting Co. v.) 135 | Lebanon Nat'l Bank (Graves v.) Flood (Ward v.) ...... 204 | Lee v. Rodgers . . .

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Leonard v. Storer ...... 414 | Rodgers (Lee v.) .
Lewis v. London, &c. R. W. Co. . 187 | Royal Ins. Co. (Excelsior Ins. Co.
Lockhart (Horn v.) . . . . . 55 v. . . . . . . . . . . 331
Lockwood (Commonwealth v.). . 141 | Rumford Chem. Works v. Hecker . 519
- (N. Y. C. R. R. Co. v.) . Scammon, in re . . . . . . . . 372
London, &c. R. W. Co. (Lewis v.) 187 | Schlater v. Winpenny. .... 198
Long (Philadelphia & Reading R. Scott v. Nat'l Bank of Chester Val- ..

R. Co. v.) . . . . . . . . 169 ley . . . . . . . . . . 132

Lord v. Price . . . . . . . 193 Scull, in re . . . . . . . . 416

Lyons, in re . . . . . . . . 167 Searle v. Laverick . . . . . . 174

McCann v. Ætna Ins. Co. . 232 Second National Bank of Chicago

McCone (Cooledge v.) .... 214 (Main v.) . . . . . . . . 471

McIntyre v. Cagley . . . . . 104

| Self v. Jenkins . . . . . . . 368

McVeigh (Underwood v.) ... Sleek v. Turner's Assignee . . . 485
Main v. Second Nat'l Bank of Chi Smith (Hayner v.). . . . . . 508

cago . . . . . . . . . . - (Minturn v.) . . . . . 507
Manchester & Lawrence R. R. Co. Smoot (Perry v.) . . . . . . 234
(Gordon v.) . . . . . . . 8

Solomon, in re . . . . . . . 351
Manhattan Life Ins. Co. v. Fran Stark (Starr v.). . . . . . . 444

cisco . . . . . . . . . . 56 Starr v. Stark . . . . . . .

Mass. Nat'l Bank (Matthews v.) . 512 State (Bartemeyer v.). ..i. 200

Masterson v. Howard . . . . . 155 Storer (Leonard v.) . . . . . 414

Matthews v. Mass. Nat'l Bank . . 512 Supervisors of Carroll Co. v. U. S.

May v. May . . . . . . . . 123 &c. . . . . . . . . . . 64

Mayor, &c. of Nashville v. Ray . 248 Supervisors of Knox Co. v. Davis . 461

Merrifield v. City of Worcester · 480 Supervisors of Putnam Co. (Nu-

Metallic Compression Casting Co. gent v.). . . . . . . . . 376

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. R. Co. . . . 359

Minturn v. Smith ...... 507 Telegraph Co. (Dorgan v.) . . . 406

Moffit (Jermyn v.) . . . . . . 367 | Tiffany v. National Bank of Mis-

Moore v. Conn. Mut. Life Ins. Co. 319 souri . . . . . . . . . . 158

Morey v. N. Y. Life Ins. Co... 160 | Tome v. Parkersburg Branch R. R.

Murphy v. The Commonwealth · 486 | Co. . . . . . . . . . . 426

Nash v. Fugate ....... 69 Turner's Assignee (Sleek v.) ..
National Bank of Chester Valley Underwood (Davenport v.) : ..

(Scott v.) . . . . . . . . 132 - v. McVeigh . . . . . 281

National Bank of Mo. (Tiffany v.) 158 - (United Society of Shakers

N. Y. C. R. R. Co. v. Lockwood : 21

N. Y. Life Ins. Co. (Morey v.). . 160 | U. P. R. R. Co. v. Fort . . . . 121

No. Ca. R. R. Co. (Swasey v.). . 359 United Society of Shakers v. Un-
Nugentv. Supervisors of Putnam Co. 376 derwood ........
Oppenheimer (Barnett v.) . . . 118 U. S. v. Herron . . . . . . . 274
Ould v. Richmond . . . . . . 241 | U.S. (Sup. of Carroll Co. v.) . 64
Page (Galpin v.) . . . . . . 534 Van Wormer (Hailes v.). :.75
Palmer v. Richardson . ... 163 Walsh v. Barton .

341
Parkersburg Branch R. R. Co. Ward (Blake Crusher C

423
(Tome v.) . . . . . . . . 426 - v. Flood . . . . . . 204

People v. Cage . . . . . . . 127 Warren v. Ives . . . . . . . 363

Perry v. Smoot ....... 234 Washington University v. Finch . 152

Phila. & Reading R. R. Co. v. Long 169 | Weir v. Kirk . . . . . . . 37

Price (Lord v.) . . . . . . . 193 | Whitcomb (Hill v.) . . . . . 382

Ray (Mayor, &c. of Nashville v.) . 248 Wilson v. Bank of St. Paul.

Rees v. City of Watertown . . . 300 Winpenny (Schlater v.) . . . . 198

Richardson (Palmer v.) . . . . 163 Wolff (Lea v.) . . . . . . . 400

Richmond (Ould v.) . . . . . 241 | Woods (Hyde v.) . . . . . . 354

Robinson, in re . . . . . . . 326 Worcester, City of (Merrifield v.). 480

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AMERICAN LAW TIMES REPORTS :

A COLLECTION OF
LEADING CASES

DECIDED IN THE COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND COURTS

OF FINAL APPEAL OF ALL THE STATES.

NEW SERIES. — JANUARY, 1874. — Vol. I., No. 1.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

[DECEMBER, 1873.]

BANKRUPTCY. — FRAUDULENT PREFERENCE. — JUDGMENT AND LEVY

OF EXECUTION.

WILSON v. BANK OF ST. PAUL.

Something more than passive non-resistance in an insolvent debtor is necessary to

invalidate a judgment and levy on his property when the debt is due and he has

no deferece. In such case there is no legal obligation on the debtor to file a petition in bankruptcy

to prevent the judgment and levy, and a failure to do so is not sufficient evidence of an intent to give a preference to the judgment creditor, or to defeat the opera

tion of the bankrupt law. Though the judgment creditor in such a case may know the insolvent condition of

the debtor, his judgment and levy upon his property are not, therefore, void, and

are no violation of the act. A lien thus obtained by him will not be displaced by subsequent proceedings in bankruptcy, though commenced within four months after levy of the execution or rendition of the judgment.

MR. JUSTICE MILLER delivered the opinion of the court.

This case comes before us on a certificate of division in opinion between the circuit and district judges for the District of Minnesota.

The statement of facts and the questions certified are as follows:

The complainant is the assignee in bankruptcy of the firm of Vanderhoof Bros., lately merchants in the city of St. Paul. The defendant is the City Bank of St. Paul. The bill is filed to determine which of the parties is entitled to the stock of goods of the bankrupts, or the proceeds thereof. The assignee claims the goods, or the proceeds thereof, as

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