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are not thereby relieved from their obligation to keep such bridges and the approaches thereto "open, in repair and free from nuisance"; neither are sucn municipalities relieved from the duty to safeguard travelers upon such structures within the limits of municipalities against dangerous defects amounting to a nuisance.City of Youngstown v. Sturgess, Onio, 132 N. E. 17.
13. Brokers-Commissions.--A broker ployed to find a purchaser on or before a specified aate was required to find a purchaser able, ready, and willing to buy and to notify wie owner that he had found a purchaser and give him an opportunity to carry out the contract, but personal notice was not necessarily required, and, if he procured such a purchaser within the time specified and went in goou faith to the owner's residence and could not find him, and on or before the specified date deposited in the post office directed to the owner with postage dul paid a written notice that he had found a purchaser and a written notice from the purchaser that he was ready and willing to buy on the terms given, the broker was entitled to commissions.—Lingquist v. Siebold, Mont., 199 Pac. 709.
14. Carriers of Passengers.-Liability of Carrier --A street railway company was not negligent in failing to restrain a crowd waiting for a car, at a stopping place where there was no station or platform, and passengers boarded tne car from a public street, and was not liable for injury to a child pushed under the side of car by the crowd, assuming that she was passenger:-Savickas v. Boston Elevated Ry. Co., Mass., 132 N. E. 29.
several meanings, such as citizenship, revenue iaws, and judicial establishment, ana are guyerned
to judicial proceedings by Organic Act, March 3, 1917, continuing in effect the locai laws, “in so far as compatibie with the changed sovereignty," to be administered through the local tribunals; but such territory is under the absolute dominion of the United States, and the inhabitants are entitled to the protection of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and other constitutional guaranties, so that conviction oi felony by trial beginning by a police investigation, at which the evidence was reduced to writing and followed by trial by the district court without a jury, in which the written testimony was used, but no witnesses called, though defendants were offered right to do so, was not according to due process of law, and could not be sustained.Soto v. United States, U. S. C. C. A., 273 Fed. 628.
20. Corporation-Double Agency.-A double agency by which one was secretary and treasurer of a corporation and also agent of its fiscal agent under a contract to sell its stock was permissible and legal where known to and acquiesced in by both principals.-Gardner Michigan Employers' Casualty Co., Mich., 183 N. W. 738.
21.- Issue of Stock.-Under the Constitution and laws of Delaware it is permissible for a corporation to issue its capital stock in exchange for property less in value than the par of the stock, but an agreement that such stock so issued shall be fully paid and nonassessable is forbidden as against the company or its creditors.-Peters United States Mortgage Co., Del., 114 Atl. 598. 22.
Covenants Restrictions. Where the owner of land subdivided it and sold lots subject to restrictions that each should be used for residence purposes only, etc., and thereafter the owner sold her own lot under contract that it should be used for a restaurant or cafe purposes, with music, dancing, and other legal amusements permitted, she cannot thus be permitted to violate the restrictions in her deeds. having accepted their benefits.—McQuade Wilcox, Mich., 183 N. W. 771.
15. -Liability of Carrier.—Where a carrier has permitted third persons to enter on its premises, or cars, and become passengers tnereof, the carrier is required to exercise the utmost vigilance to protect the passengers from insult and injury arising from others who occupy similar relations with respect to the party injured, but a different rule prevails with respect to the carrier's liability for injuries to passengers who receive injuries from the acts of persons beyond the control of the carrier, and for which it is in no way responsible, in which case the carrier is only required to exercise ordinary care and vigilance to discover and prevent injury to passengers.-Williams v. East St. Louis & S. Ry, C., Mo., 232 S. W. 759.
16. --Negligence.-A petition alleging that deceased was killed by the negligence of defendant's servant in suddenly starting or permitting a freight elevator to start up, while deceased was placing machinery on it, without warning, when the operator knew or by exercising ordinary care could have known deceased was in a dangerous position, chargıd specific negligence, thus preventing the application of the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur.-Grinin V. Globe Printing Co., Mo., 232 S. W. 676.
17. Commerce-State Laws.-Laws N. D. 1919. c. 138, providing for the appointment of a state inspector of grades, weights and measures, with power to establish grades for giain, secds, and other agricultural products, at which ihe same shall be bought and sold, to issue licenses to persons engaged in buying grain as deputy inspectors, to fix charges for grading, inspecting and weighing grain, and to "establish a reasonable margin to be paid producers of grain by warehousemen, elevators and mills," and requiring all buyers of grain to procure licenses and pay an annual fee of $10 therefor, and that all grain shall be inspected and graded when offered to them for sale or shipment, held unconstitutional, as imposing a direct burden on interstate commerce. in view of United States Grain Standards Act, which covers the subject of inspecting and grading grain shipped in interstate commerce.-Farmers' Grain Co. V. Langer, U. S.C. C. A., 273 Fed. 635.
18. Constitutional Law.-Motives of Legislature.-It is not the province of the judiciary to question the motives of the Legislature in creating a position. if it has acted within the limits of its constitutional authority.--Devoy v. Craig, N. Y., 131 N. E. 884.
19.-Virgin Islands.-The Virgin Islands, acmuired by treaty. while appurtenant to the United States, are not a part thereof. within
23. DivorceAlimony.-Under St. 1919, § 2367, providing that when alimony shall be adjudged to the wife the court may provide for payment at such times as shall be deemed expedient, and impose it as a charge upon anv specific real estate, the court may impose a charge or lien for past-due alimony on the husband's real estate, whether it be a homestead or not.-Ashby v. Ashby, Wis., 183 N. W. 965.
24.Alimony.-A wife, who obtained a divorce decree entitling her to a specified amount per month for the maintenance and education of children placed in her custody and for her own support and maintenance, without segregating the amount intended for the maintenance and education of the children, could not recover alimony after either or both of the children had attained their majoritv, without procuring a modification of the decree by the court in which it 'was rendered, on proof as to the sum intended for her maintenance and support aside from that of the children.—Evans v. Evans Wash., 199 Pac. 764.
25. Electricity-Degree of Care.- Where a declaration in an action for damages for wrongful death of a person against an electric company engaged in the business of supplying electric current for domestic use alleges that the deceased was lawfully upon the premises at the place where he received the electric shock which resulted in his death the plaintiff cannot recover if the evidence shows that the deceased, a boy of about 14 years of age, was unlawfully at the place where he received such electric shock, and where his presence could not have been anticipated by the exercise on the part of the company's officers of due care, prudence. and foresight.-Tev West Electric Co. v. Roberts, Fla., 89 So. 122.
26.-Negligence.—A bather in the Harlem River, a navigable stream, was in the enjoyment of a public highway and entitled to reasonable protection against destruction by an abutting owner's high-tension electric wires. and did not cease to be a bather entitled to such protection and become a trespasser by going upon a springboard affixed to the abut. 35. Specific Goods.-The goods specifically named in the coverage clause of such a policy cannot be excluded by some general prior exception therein.-Olson v. Great Eastern Casualty Co., Minn., 183 N. W. 826.
ting property and extending beyond the property line over the public waters, where there was no causal connection between his position on the springboard and his injury from the fall of a cross-arm and the electric wires which it carried.-Hynes v. New York Cent, R. Co., N. Y., 131 N. E. 898.
27. Eminent Domain-Marker on Highway.Erection of a monument or marker made or stone on an international highway, erected ? a highway association, containing the letter "L" to inform the traveling public that the road was known as the Lincoln Highway, and also containing a tablet to the effect that the monument was dedicated to a national field secretary of the highway association, held no to constitute the taking of private property for public use without compensation. nor as imposing an additional burden upon the property of the adjoining landowners.-Sears v. Hopley, Ohio, 132 N. E. 25.
28. Explosives-Negligence.-A packer and distributor of cans containing explosive other dangerous materials is liable to a purchaser from a retail druggist for injuries from negligence resulting in an explosion on opening a can.-Hollenbeck v. S. Wander & Sons Chemical Co., N. Y., 189 N. Y. S. 334.
29. Fixtures-Condition Sale.—Under Person. al Property Law, $ 62, a seller of property under an unrecorded conditional sale contract will not be permitted to remove the property over the objection of a mortgagee advancing money without notice of the conditional sale contract. -McCloskey v. Henderson, N. Y., 131 N. E. 865. 30.
Fraud-Deceit.-In an action for damages for deceit in the sale of an ice machine, the complaint alleged that the seller represented that the machine, when installed, could
and would keep the buyer's ice box at a temperature low enough to prevent meat from spoiling. Such a representation is held to be more than an expression of opinion or a prediction. Schmitt v. Ornes Esswein & Co., Minn., 183 N. W. 841. 31. Garnishment-Property of Municipality.
As the rule that property in the hands oi a municipality is not subject to garnishment is one of public policy, it cannot be waived iy the failure of the officers of the municipali co object.–Vaugin". Condon, Cal., 199 Pac. 545.
32. Indemnity-Judgment Against Indemnitor.—A corporation which, on purchasing business, agreed to fill the seller's orders and to hold him harmless from liability to his customers, and, on failing to fill such orders, paid to the seller the amount of a judgment recovered by him as indemnity, may call on the seller to appropriate from the amount thereof sufficient money to satisfy a judgment thereafter recovered by a customer against it, and nee not wait until it has suffered harm by pa. the debt; the position of the parties being analogous to that of principle and surety.- Jose. W. North & Son v. North, N. J., 114 Atl. 411.
33. Insurance-Accidental Poisoning.- Where the insured received septic poisoning as a result of the use of a hypodermic needle, such poisoning, which resulted in death, must be deemed due to accidental means within an accident policy.-Townsend y. Commercial Travelers' Mut. Acc. Ass'n of America, N. Y., 131 N. E. 871.
34. -Hazardous Employment.-The position of "flagman on a freight train" comes within the meaning of the language, "conductors and other similar railway employees," in the bylaws of a fraternal benefit society, requiring notice of insured's change of occupation to of such more hazardous employments.-Sovereign Camp, W. 0. W. v. Allen, Ala., 89 So. 59.
where such liquors were lawfully acquired before the amendment became effective and are only lawfully used.-Hall v. Moran, tia., 89 So. 104.
37.- Effect of Eighteenth Aniendment.The Eighteenth Amendment to the federal Constitution is an innovation in the dual system of government under the Constitution of the United States. It extends the federal power to intrastate control of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes, and its prohibitions are in the nature of police regulations.-Wood V. Whitaker, Fla., 89 So. 118.
38. State Laws.-In so far as state laws are appropriate to enforce the prohibitions contained in the Eighteenth Amendment, they may be valid, though they differ from federal enforcement laws as to procedure or penalties, for in enforcing the organic prohibitions the state and federal powers are concurrent.Johnson v. State, Fla., 89 So. 114. 39.
Landlord and Tenant-Repairs.--In the absence of contract, a landlord is not bound to make repairs to rented premises.--Patton v. Eveker, Mo., 232 S. W. 762.
40.- -Repairs.—Where a porch collapsed under a tenant, the fact that some time previously the landlord had voluntairly increased the height of the porch above the ground, so that the injuries to the tenant were more severe than they otherwise would have been, does not make the landlord liable, where he was not responsible for the cause of the collapse.-Gehr V. Director General of Railroads, Pa., 114 Atl. 491.
41. Licenses-Powers of Municipality. —A municipality authorized by Burns' Ann. St. 1914, § 8655, subd. 39 to license, etc., taverns, restaurants, etc., or places used or kept for public entertainment, cannot, by declaring in an ordinance that places where soft drinks are dispensed are places of public entertainment, enlarge its powers so as to impose license taxes on soft drink vendors.—City of Jeffersonville v. Nagle, Ind., 132 N. E. 4.
42. Master and Servant-Casual Employe.Where through arrangements made between a telephone company and an electric light company a lineman of the telephone company was "loaned" or transferred for special service to the electric light company to assist in resetting a few light poles in order that paving construction would
be delayed, the work beina temporary and nothing being said as to the length of employment, the work to be done or wages, the lineman was only a "casual employe" of the electric company within the Workmen's Compensation Act, and having received injuries caused by negligence of the electric light company, he was entitled to sue for damages in the district court.-Porter V. Mapleton Electric Light Co., Iowa, 183 N. W. 803.
36. Intoxicating Liquors—Effect of Eighteenth Amendment.-The Eighteenth Amendment prohibits the production of and the traffic in intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes, but it does not destroy all property rights in such liquors for beverage purposes,
43.—--Casual Employe.—The employment of a contractor constructing a corncrib for a retired farmer, who lived in a nearby town, was of a "casual" nature within the meaning of the Workmen's Compensation Act as it stood in 1916.-Oliphant v. Hawkinson, Iowa, 183 N. W. 805.
44.- -Death from Disease.-Compensation is allowable for the death of an injured employe, developing a fatal disease after exposure to the weather, though the injury itself would not have caused death, but it is sufficient if it was the proximate cause.—Anderson v. Industrial Insurance Commission, Wash., 199 Pac. 747.
45.—Employe of Interstate Carrier. The son was accidentally killed while in the employ of an
interstate common carrier by express. Held, that there was liability under the Workmen's Compensation Act, notwithstanding that fact.-Pushor v. American Ry. Exp. Co., Minn., 183 N. W. 839. 46.
-Interstate Commerce. A railroad section hand returning on a hand car from his work of repairing the track is engaged in interstate commerce so as to render the railroad liable under the federal Employers' Liability Act, for the negligence of his co-employees on another car running over him.-Wagner v. Chicago & A. R. Co., Mo., 232 S. W. 771.
47.- -Partial Disability.-A master cannot escape liability for compensation for permanant
partial disability unaer the workinen's Compensation Act because the empioyee, before expiration of the period covered by payments, returned to work and received the same compensation as before.- Mercury Aviation Co. v. Industrial Acc. Commission of California, Cal., 199 Pac. 508.
48. Municipal Corporations-Injury to Pedestrian.-The fact that one owns an interest in a building does not make him ilable for injuries received by one falling over a rope across a sidewalk in front of it.-Westfall v. Leamon, N. Y., 189 N. Y. S. 211.
49.—Negligence.--It is a city's nondelegable duty to have a dangerous excavation street, arising from improvements in progress, guarded at night, and inis, torougn the work is being done by a contractor, so thau, the guarding being intrusted to the contractor, he is in that respect tne city's agent, and any negligent omission in that respect
is its negligence, tnough it had no notice.-City of Indianapolis v. Cox, Ind., 132 N. E. 8.
bu-Officer Not "Laborer."--An officer of a municipai corporation is not to be regarded as a "aporer' within Civ. Coue, art. 214), proviaing inat if, without any serious ground of compiaint, a man snould send away a laborer whose services ne nas hired for a certain lime, beford that time nas expired, ne shall be bound to pay to such laborer ine whore or the salaries which he woulu have been entitled to receive, had the full term of his service arrived.—State v. Jordan, La., 89 So. 15.
51.-Power to Levy Taxes.-Where a city, recognizing the potency of a proviso in tne repealing clause or an act, granting it the same powers exercised by it under an act with reference to the levying of taxes for the maintenance of a bruge approach, that such repeal should not affect any vested right, remedy or property acquired theretofore, repeatedly and uniformly thereafter refrained from assessing property adjacent to such approach for tne cosu of repairs and improvements thereon, it could not assess the property of an adjacent property owner for the cost of a new sidewalk on this approach; the rule of practical cons.rucuon applying-Carbonetti v. City of Amsterdam, N. Y. 189 N. Y. S. 272.
52. Piedges--Corporate Bonds.-Contracts between persons interested in speedway enterprise and materialism, whereby corporate bonds were placed as collateral security to a note given the materialmen, held to create the relation of pledgor and pledgee, which was not changed by reason of vesting of the title to the property of the speedway in the trustee in a mortgage on foreclosure of such mortgage.Wheeler v. St. Paul Crushed Stone Co., Ind., 132 N. E. 1.
53. Railroads-Defective Car.--A carrier's liability under the Safety Appliance Act 1903, 8 1, to its switchman for injury resulting from a defective handhold, is not affected by the fact that the car so defectively equipped did not belong to the carrier, and was not being used by it for the purpose of transporting a shipment therein, but was picked up by the switching crew and utilized temporarily for the purpose of enabling the crew to reach and remove another car.-Tyon v. Wabash Ry. Co., Mo., 232 S. W. 786.
54. Sales-Implied Warranty.-The warranty of the seller of personal property does not, as a rule, impose liability upon him as to third persons who are not parties to the contract, the doctrine of covenants running with the land applying only to real estate, so that the benefit of a warranty does not run with the chattel to the original buyer's customer.-Birmingham Chero-Cola Bottling Co. v. Clark, Ala., 89 So. 64.
55. Rescission.-Where the purchasers of a bakery, after delivery of possession, refused to pay, repudiated the contract and abandoned the property, the seller's act in retaking possession of and reselling it did not indicate any acquiescence in such repudiation or any intent to end the sale, so as to constitute a rescission, he not being required to leave the propertv without protection, though title had passed to the purchasers.-Phillips v. Stark, Cal., 199 Pac. 509.
56. — Rescission.- When buyer rightfully rejects goods because they do not con.0im to the contract requirements, he is under no obiigation to return them to seller, but may simply refuse to regard them as his.-harriman Richardson, D. C., 273 Fed. 732.
57.- Offer to Purchase.-Defendant's letter, in response to plaintiff's offer of paper stock at $31 a lon, in which defendant stated that it would not pay over $28 a ton, was not an offer to purchase at that price, put merely an invitation to further negotiations and plaintiff's attempted acceptance did not create a contract. -De Vito v. Boehme & Rauch Co., Mass., 132 N. E. 35.
58. Searches and Seizures - Warrant. — The police have the power and it is their duty, to search person arrested and the place in which he is arrested, without a warrant for making such search.--People v. Kalnin, N. Y., 189 N. Y. S. 359.
59. Specific Performance.-Agreement to Will Property.-Where Owner of property after considerable talk with father of seven year old boy agreed that she should take the boy, raise him as her own boy, board, clothe, and educate him until he was of age, and give him everything she owned when she was through with it, and where the boy consented to the agreement, the boy on owner's death, without willing him her property, could bring action to specific ally perform the contract; he being a party thereto.-Bassett v. American Baptist Publication Soc., Mich., 183 N. W. 747.
Sunday-Unenforceable Contract.-Where the parties had done no more than to agree on the terms of a land contract, unenforceable, under the statute of frauds, until reduced to writing and signed by them, and, pusuant to agreement that they should meet at a subsequent date and conclude their bargain they met on Sunday and then concluded the bargain by executing and delivering a written agreement, such contract was unenforceable.Janowski v. Przebieglec, N. J., 114 Atl. 419.
61. Taxation--"Doing Business.”—The depos. it of money in a savings bank or trust company by a nonresident, and allowances and credit by the depository of interest thereon, does not constitute the depositor one engaged in doing business within the state within Tax Law, $ 220, subd. 2.-In Re Green's Estate, N. Y., 131 N. E. 901.
62. Stock Dividends.-Under Const. art. 8, $ 1, as amended in 1908, providing that the rule of taxation shall be uniform, and that taxes may be imposed on income, Act 1917, declaring that the term “income" shall include dividends derived from stock, the term "dividends" including any distribution, whether in cash or in the stock of a corporation, is valid, and a stock dividend paid to the shareholder by a foreign corporation doing no business in Wisconsin is taxable as income, although not disposed of by the stockholder; for, regardless of what might be the rule between life tenants and remaindermen, the stock dividend was income.-State Nygaard, Wis., 183 N. W. 884.
63. Trade Unions-Resort to Courts.-A trade union rule; prohibiting resort to the courts in any controversy arising within the organization for which the laws of the union provide a means of settlement, without having previously exhausted all remedies within the brotherhood, does not prohibit a member from seeking to enjoin a strike which he contended was called by the union officials without authority, where the strike was to begin within a few days, and the only redress within the brotherhood was bv appeal to
the next convention, which would not meet for 14 months.--Burke v. Monumental Div., No. 52, B. of L. Engineers, U. S. D. C., 273 Fed. 707.
64. Trial-Valid Verdict.—A verdict reading "We, the jury, find," but signed by only nine of them, was not invalid under Rev. St. 1919. 8 6629, in not reading, "We, the undersigned jurors, find;" the words “undersigned jurors" not being required by the statute.-West Kansas City Rys. Co., Mo., 232 S. W. 749.
65. United States-Emergency Fleet Corporation.—The Emergency Fleet Corporation is not such an agency of the government as to render it immune from suit.- Eichberg v. United States Shipping Board E. F. Corp., D. C., 273 Fed. 886.
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finding determining simply whether the
regulations proposed as a relief are valid St. Louis, Mo., November 4, 1921.
in view of specific Constitutional restric
tions. RIGHT OF THE LEGISLATURE TO IMPOSE
Our chief objection to the Illinois deDIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL QUALIFI
cision in this case is the clean "bill of CATIONS FOR DIFFERENT TRADES AND PROFESSIONS.
health," so to speak, it gives to the practice
of chiropractic, against the clear declaration The much abused Fourteenth Amend- to the contrary of its own legislature. It ment, and especially that clause which re- was unnecessary for the Court to declare lates to the taking of property without due
that "constantly comes proof before the process of law, is often used by state courts courts that chiropractic, which apparently (very seldom today by the Supreme Court)
is a limited practice of osteopathy, does enas a foundation upon which to set up their
able the chiropractor to relieve and cure own views of public policy in opposition many of the ailments of human beings and to that declared by the legislature in the
that the practice of this science is in no way exercise of the police power. In doing this
deleterious to the human body. That is the courts are not only ignoring certain
the proof in this record, and such is the well-known rules of constitutional construc
proof that has been made in many other tion, but are feeding the flames of popular cases that have been reviewed by courts discontent with the administration of jus- of last resort.” tice
It is for the legislature and not for the Such opinions as the recent opinion of courts to say whether a certain practice the Illinois Supreme Court of Illinois in under certain conditions is deleterious the case of People v. Love, 131 N. E. 809, to the public health; it is for the courts is an instance in point. The legislature of determine whether, taking the legislature's Illinois, after an extensive investigation of diagnosis as true, the means adopted are the facts, declared that the practice of chirg- within the Constitution. In this case the practic as then carried on in the state was legislature provided that an applicant for a dangerous to the public health and safety license to practice chiropractic must be a and, to guard against such dangers, pro- graduate of a professional school, college posed what appeared to them to be some or institution teaching the system of treatreasonable and necessary regulations. The ing human ailments for which the applicant Supreme Court relied upon evidence in the desires to be licensed, which requires as a case to show that the legislature was mis- prerequisite to graduation four years' taken in its diagnosis and held the regula- course of instruction, the time elapsing betions to be unconstitutional, basing its con- tween the beginning of the first year and clusions on the fact that "the evidence be- the ending of the last, or fourth year, to be fore the Court showed that the practice of not less than forty months, and which is the science of chiropractic is not deleterious deemed to be reputable and in good standto the public health." What justification ing. can there be for any court to hear evidence The Court objected to this apparently on the question of the policy or expediency reasonable regulation because it imagined of a law? Who are to judge of the facts that, because the educational requirements upon which the police power of the state for physicians and surgeons were not in all rests? The legislature has hitherto been points exactly similar, the legislature inregarded as the supreme arbiter of the ex- tended in some way unlawfully to discrimistence of emergencies of this kind. The inate against chiropractors. Why should Courts are required to accept the legislative | the Court even seek to compare the educa