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plainant to restrain the defendant lessee of the house next door from carrying on the business of an undertaker upon the premises. “ The partics," said the court, “had in mind ordinary normal people and meant to prohibit trades and business which would be offensive to people generally and would thus render the neighborhood to such people undesirable as a place of residence." It could not be doubted that the business of undertaking was within this definition. "Judges," said the court, "must be supposed to be acquainted with the ordinary sentiments, feclings and sensibilities of the people among whom thcy live," and hence, after the character of the business had been proved, the court "could have found as a matter of law that it was in violation of the restriction agreement." The contention, therefore, that the general clause in thic covenant cxtended only to trades and kinds of business which are nuisances per se, could not be sustained. In view of the decision the decree is also interesting. It was ordered that the premises should not be uscú for holding autopsics, receiving, storing bodies, or holding funcrals, but could be used to solicit orders and sell coffins by sample and the room called a "chapel" for a place of worship.

BOOKS RECEIVED.

(All legal works received before the first of the month will be reviewed in the issue of the month following. Books should be sent to William Draper Lewis, Esq, 738 Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa.)

THE BANKING QUESTION is the UNITED STATES, Report of the meet

ing held on January 12, 1893, under the auspices of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Addresses by HORACE WHITE, MICHAEL D. HARTER, A. B. HEPBURN, J. H. WALKER, HENRY Bacos and W. L. TRESHOLM. Philadelphia : American

Academy of Political and Social Science, 1894. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SATIONAL, CONFERENCE FOR GOOD CITY Govo

ERSMEST, held at Philadelphia, January 25 and 26, 1894, together with a Bibliography of Municipal Government and Rcform and a Brief Statement Concerning tbc Objects and Methods of Municipal Riform Organizations in the United States. Philadelphia : Muni.

cipal League, 1894. THE ANNUAL ON THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY. Edited by T. E. and

F. E BALLARD. Vol. II, 1893. Crawfordsville, Ind. : The Ballard

Publishing Co., 1893. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF PARTNERSHIP. By THEOPHILUS PARSONS, LL.D.

Fourth Edition. Revised and enlarged. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1893. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF BUILDING AND BUILDINGS, especially

referring to Building Contracts, Icascs, Easements and Liens, containing also Various Forms Useful in Building Operations, a Glossary of Words and Terms commonly used by Builders and Artisans, and a Digest of the Leading Decisions on Building Contracts and Leases in the United States. By A. PARLETT LLOYD. Second Edition. Reviserl and cularged. Bostou and New York: Houghton, Mifflin &

Co., 1891. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF MORTGAGES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY.

By LEONARD A. Joxes. Fourth Edition. Revised and enlarged.

Bostou and New York : Houghton, Miffin & Co., 1894. THE LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA, being a

series of lectures delivered before Yale University. By John F.

DILLON, LL.D. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1894. REMEDIES AND REMEDIAL, RIGUTS BY THE CIVIL ACTIOX, ACCORDING

TO THE REFORNED AMERICAN PROCEDURE. A treatise adapted to use in all the States and Territories where that system prevails. By JOAN NORTON POMEROY, LL.D. Third Edition. Edited by JOHN NORTON POMEROY, JR., A. M. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1894

plainant to restrain the defendant lessec of the housc next door from carrying on the business of an undertaker upon the premises. ** Thc pirties," said the court, “had in mind ordinary normal people and meant to prohibit trades and business which would be offensive to people generally and would thus render the neighborhood to such people undesirable as a place of residence." It could not bc doubted that the business of undertaking was within this definition. “Judges," said the court, “must be supposed to be acquainted with the ordinary sentiments, feclings and sensibilities of the people among whom thcy live," and hence, after the character of the business had been proved, the court “could have found as a matter of law that it was in violation of the restriction agreement." The contention, therefore, that the general clause in thc covenant cxtended only to trades and kinds of business which are nuisances per se, could not be sustained. In view of the decision the decree is also interesting. It was ordered that the premises should not be used for holding autopsics, recciving, storing bodies, or holding funcrals, but could be used to solicit orders and sell coffins by sample and the room called a "chapel" for a place of worship.

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(All legal works received before the first of the month will be reviewed in the
issue of the month following. Books should be sent to William Draper Lewis, Este,
738 Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa.)
THE BASKING QUESTION IS THE UNITED STATES, Report of the meet.

ing helil on January 12, 1993, under the auspices of the American
Academy of Political and Social Science.
HENRY Bacox and W. L. TRESHOLM. Philadelphia: American
WHITE, MICHAEL D. HARTER, A. B. HEPBURN, J. H. WALKER,

Academy of Political and Social Science, 1894.
PROCEEDIXGS OF THE YATIOXAL. COXFERENCE FOR GOOD CITY Gov.

ERXXBxT, held at Philadelphia, January 25 and 26, 1894, together

Brief Statement Concerning the Objects and Methods of Municipal THE AXXUAL ON THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY. Edited by T. E. and

F. E BALLARD. Vol. II, 1893. Crawfordsville, Ind. : The Ballard

Publishing Co., 1893. ATREATISE ON THE LAW OF PARTNERSHIP. By THEOPHILUS PAR:

Sons, LL.D.

Little, Brown & Co., 1893. A TRPATISK ON THE LAW OF BUILDING AND BUILDINGS, especially

referring to Building Contracts, Lcascs, Easements and Liens, containing also Various Forms Useful in Building Operations, a Glossary of Words and Terms commonly used by Builders and Artisans, and in the United States. By A. PARLETT LLOYD. Second Edition.

Digest of the Leading Decisions on Building Contracts and Leases Reviserl and colarged. Bostou and New York: Houghton, Mimin & ATRRATISE ON THE LAW OF MORTGAGES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1894. THE LAWS AXD JURISPRUDENCK OP ENGLAND AND AXERICA, being a

series of lectures delivered before Yale University. By Joux P.

DILLON, LL.D. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1894. PHERDUES AND REMEDIAL RIGHTS BY THE CIVIL ACTIOX, ACCORDING TO THE REFORXED AMERICAN PROCEDURE.

BOOKS RECEIVED.

Addresses by HORACE Bibliography of Municipal Government and Rcform and a Organizations in the United States. Philadelphia : Muni

Fourth Edition. Revised and enlarged. Boston : LEONARD A. Joxes. Fourth Edition. Revised and enlarged.

A treatise adapted to use in all the States and Territories where that system prevails By JORN NORTON POMEROY, LL.D. Third Edition. Edited by Joux NORTON POMEROY, JR., A. M. Boston : Little, Brown & Co., 1894

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AMERICAN RAILROAD AND CORPORATION REPORTS, being a Collection

of the Current Decisions of the Courts of Last Resort in the United States pertaining to the Law of Railroads, Private and Municipal Corporations, including the Law of Insurance, Banking, Carriers, Telegraph and Telephone Companics, Building and Loan Associations, etc. Edited and apuotated by JOHN LEWIS. Vol. VII.

Chicago : E. B. Myers & Co., 1893. CASES ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW with Notes. Part I by JAMES BRADLEY

THAYER, LL.D., Weld Professor of Law at Harvard University. Cambridge: Charles W. Sever, 1894. (Reviewed in this number.)

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