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Latest Important Cases punctilious man, who finds in the conventions a refuge from current intimacies of speech and manner; a soberly ambitious man, disliking the superfluities of intercourse; a man devoted to the cultivation of his talents and to the expan sion of his energies, fitting himself unceasingly to be the instrument of effective service." "Woodrow Wilson as a Man of Letters." By Bliss Perry. Century, v. 85, p. 753 (Mar.). "His style is undeniably 'bookish,' as Lamb and Stevenson are bookish. ... As compared with the unconscious, pure style of John Fiske, or the veracious sentences of Mr. James Ford Rhodes, it seems to be just a trifle aware of itself, knowing what 'sets my genius best,' as Alan Breck Stewart said of his favorite sword-play. And Alan Breck himself was not more gay and alert than are the best passages of Woodrow Wilson. It is witty, high-spirited, exhilarating writing." See Government. Workmen's Compensation. "The Equities of Non-Resident Alien Dependents under Work

men's Compensation Laws." By Prof. Charles Cheney Hyde and Charles H. Watson. 7 Illi nois Law Review 414 (Feb.). "Any workmen's compensation act, federal or state, discriminating against non-resident alien dependents is believed, for the reasons given above, to be open to the following objections: (a) It is contrary to the enlightened spirit that has found legislative expression in numerous states of the United States and European coun tries; (b) it tends (especially in the case of an act of Congress) to check the freedom of the Presi dent in concluding new and much needed com mercial treaties with Europe; (c) it tends to exclude workmen whose families live with them from every form of labor where an alien can be employed whose family lives abroad; (d) it strikes a direct blow at the alien laborers whose families are victims of discrimination; (e) it works injustice to non-resident alien dependents by ignoring the extent of their pecuniary loss through a disregard of the earning power of the victim at the time of accident."

Latest Important Contract. Action to Recover for Medical Services — Mother Calling Physician to A ttend Married Daughter not Liable on Implied Contract. N. Y. Where a woman called a physician and asked him to attend her daughter, who was seriously ill, and was married and living with her husband, it was held in McGuire v. Hughes, that in the absence of an express agreement whereby some other person than the husband of the patient is to pay the physician for his services, the mother is not legally liable therefor. The decision of the New York Court of Appeals followed the authority of Crane v. Baudouine, 55 N. Y. 256, which held an implied obligation on the part of the husband to exist to supply his wife with needed medical services, even though the phy sician was called in and consulted by the patient's father. New York Law Journal, March 19.



tenced to the penitentiary for illegal transpor tation of women from New Orleans to Beaumont. Hoke v. U. S., L. ed. adv. sheets No. 8, p. 281. The Court's opinion was delivered by Mr' Justice McKenna, who said in part: "Commerce among the states, we have said, consists of intercourse and traffic between their citizens and includes the transportation of per sons and property. There may be, therefore, a movement of persons as well as of prop erty . . "And the act under consideration was drawn in view of that possibility. What the act con demns is transportation obtained or aided, or transportation induced in interstate commerce for the immoral purposes mentioned. But an objection is made and urged with earnestness. .... It is said that it is the right and privilege of a person to move between the states, and that, such being the right, another cannot be made guilty of the crime of inducing or assisting or Illegitimacy. See Marriage and Divorce. aiding in the exercise of it, and 'that the motive Interstate Commerce. Interstate Trans or intention of the passenger, either before portation of Women for Immoral Purposes — beginning the journey or during or after com "White Slave Law" Constitutional. U. S. pleting it, is not a matter of interstate commerce.' The constitutionalty of the Mann Act of "The contention confounds things important 1910, known as the White Slave Law, was unani to be distinguished. It urges a right exercised mously sustained by the United States Supreme in morality to sustain a right to be exercised in Court February 24. The case was that of immorality. It is the same right which attacked Effie Hoke of Beaumont, Texas, and Basile the law of Congress which prohibits the carrying of obscene literature and articles designed for Economides, a New Orleans saloon-keeper, sen