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fact that a servant was working on Sunday, in violation of the Sunday laws, when injured by reason of the master's negligcncc, will not preclude a recovery for such injuries: Solars v. Manhattan Ry'. Co., 29 N. Y. Suppl. 1123.
In NicCormick v. South Park Comrs., 37 N. E. Rep. 1074. the Supreme Court of Illinois has decided, that where a city Municipal
has repcatedly allowed property owners to creci Corporations buildings projecting into the streets, but has in each case required the plan of the proposed projection to be prescnted to and approved by the city authorities before it was allowed to be built, the citizens do not thereby acquire any right to build such projections without permission.
The Supreme Court of Washington has given a valuable decision in regard to the manner of voting in deliberative bodics, in Buckley v. Tacoma, 37 Pac. Rep. 446. by holding that when, by law, a certain proportion of the body is required to pass a measure before it, it cannot be done by a viva croce vote, on the ground that " in no casc where a fixed proportion of members must vote to carry a mcasure, is it possible to ascertain the result by the viva voce plan."
The Supreme Court of Missouri holds, that it is, as a matter of law, actionable negligence for a manufacturer to obstruct for
weeks the street in front of his premises for the Negligence
purpose of receiving and discharging his goods : Gerdes v. Christopher and Simpson Architectural Iron and Foundry Co., 27 S. W. Rep. 614; but according to the Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, in the absence of a statute give ing a remedy, a city is not liable for damages for the taking of human life by a mob, although its officers may have been negligent in preserving the public peace: New Orleans v Abbagnato, 62 Fed. Rep. 240.
The Supreme Court of South Dakota has recently ruled that the constitutional prohibition against changing the com
pensation of any public officer “during his term of Officers
office," does not apply to a deputy appointed by an officer to hold during the pleasure of the latter, as the word
"term" applies to a fixed pcriod: Somers v. State, 59 N. W. Rep. 962. Sec Statc v. Johnson, (Mo.), 27 S. W. Rep. 399.
The Supreme Court of Minnesota adheres to the doctrine that partnership capital invested in land for the benefit of the
partnership will be treated as personalty, and not Partnership
bc subject to dower or inheritance, until it has performed all its functions to the partnership, and has thereby ccascd to. be partnership capital, and that accordingly the inchoate title of the wise of a partner attaches to only that part of such real estate remaining in specii, unconverted, after the complete termination of the partncrship: WoodwardHolmes Co. v. Mcdd., 59 N. W. Rep. 1010.
Thc Supreme Court of New Hampshire holds an instrument for the payment of money at the death of the maker good: Promissory
Marten v. Stone, 29 Atl. Rep. 845; and the Supreme
Court of Idaho has ruled, that a note without grace made payable in a bank, placed and remaining therein for collection, till due, may be sued upon after banking hours on the evening of the day it falls due, when the opening and closing hours are well known to the maker: Sabin v. Burke, 37 Pac. Rep. 352.
According to the Supreme Court of Florida, a plea of non usurpavit is not proper in proceedings on an information in the
nature of a quo warranto, at the relation of a pri
vate person, upon refusal of the attorncy general to institute suit; for in such a proceeding, when the relator has shown a prima facie right to the office, the respondent must show by what titlc he holds: Buckman v. State, 15 So. Rep. 697.
In Chicago, R. I. & P. Ry. Co. v. Stahlcy, 62 Fed. Rep. 363, the Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, has decided that
when a statute of one state, which has there reConstruction ceived a settled construction, is adopted in another state, and the Supreme Court of that state puts a different construction upon it, the latter construction will be accepted by the Federal courts as the true construction within that state.
In the opinion of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, a requirement that a claim for damages against a telegraph
Telegraph company must be presented within sixty days is Companies not reasonable in the case of a message sent from Philadelphia to Shanghai, from which no answer would come in the ordinary course of business, except by mail: Conrad v. Western Union Tel. Co., 29 Atl. Rep. 888.
According to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, a title conditioned that no mill, factory, brewery or distillery shall be Vendor
erected on the premises, will not satisfy a stipulaand Vendee tion in the agreement of sale that the title shall be good and marketable, and clear of all incumbrances: Balley v. Foerderer, 29 Atl. Rep. 868.
The Circuit Court for the District of Indiana has recently held, discountenancing Jean v. Pa. Co., 36 N. E. Rep. 159,
and the other Indiana cases cited, that the super
abundant waters of a river, at times of ordinary flood, spreading beyond its banks, but forming one body and flowing within their accustomcd boundaries in such floods are not surface waters, which a riparian owner may tum off as he will: Cairo, V. & C. Ry. Co. v. Bretoort, 62 Fed. Rep. 129.
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The editors have received the above work, written by WILLIAN E. Hall, the celebrated English barrister, whose wellknown text-book on “ International Law" has already run through threc cditions and has placed its author in the front rank of modern English writers upon this subject. The best proof of Mr. Hall's standing in this respect, upon this side of the Atlantic, is the fact that it is the standard text-book on international law in use at the present time at Harvard University.
The subject of Mr. Hall's latest production is necessarily
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