Reviews of Books bits of cross-examination, and hints upon trial work, which cannot but prove useful to the advocate. The ex tracts from reports of trials include the trials of Major-General Sickles, of Vanderpool, and of Beecher, the Burch divorce case, the Babcock conspiracy case, and the Haywood case. Among the opening and closing arguments and addresses are specimens of the work of Voorhees, Graham, May, Choate, Webster and Butler as well as many of more recent date. Well chosen and condensed as are the selections, it is to be regretted that they are not arranged and indexed in a more methodical order. The book should however find a place in the library of every advocate. MARGARET DWIGHT'S JOURNEY TO OHIO A Journey to Ohio in 1810, as recorded in the journal of Margaret Van Horn Dwight. Yale Historical Manuscripts. Edited with an intro duction by Max Farrand. Yale University Press, New Haven. Pp. 64. ($1 net.) THIS journal of a rough wagon trip from New Haven to Warren, Ohio, made by a girl of twenty, the niece of President Timothy Dwight of Yale, is interesting chiefly because of its vivacious description of the experiences of travel at a time when roads were poor and taverns ill-kept. The editor may prop erly speak of it as a "perfect gem," with respect at least to its charming anima tion of style, though the historian will probably find it too trivial to light up much more than the surface of the man ners and customs of the period.
in the first volume, previously reviewed in these pages (21 Green Bag 641). The forensic orators here represented in clude Ben Hardin of Kentucky, A. K. Syester of Maryland, Daniel Webster, William J. Hadley of Albany, and Senator Daniel W. Voorhees of Indiana. The speech of Webster in the White murder trial at Salem, Mass., occupies many pages. Besides the arguments in criminal cases the compiler has gone out side the purely forensic field to reprint Mayor Gaynor's address delivered before a club on "The Trial of Jesus from a Legal Standpoint." NOTES The report of the twenty-fourth annual meet ing of the Virginia State Bar Association at Old Point, Va., last August contains the president's address on "The Present Status of the Trust Question," delivered by J. F. Bullitt of Big Stone Gap; the annual address by Judge Martin A. Knapp, presiding Judge United States Com merce Court, on "Transportation and Combina tion"; and the following papers: "Constitu tional Amendment in Virginia," by Fred Harper of Lynchburg; "Some Observations on the American Doctrine of Judicial Review," by James E. Heath of Norfolk; "Is Virginia EntitleP to Compensation for the Cession of the North west Territory to the National Government?" by E. Hilton Jackson, of Washington, D. C. The Proceedings of the thirty-sixth annual meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association contains the discussions of reform of procedure, recall of judges, and recall of judicial decisions which took place at the sessions in Chicago last April. The meeting was opened by an able address by the President, Horace Kent Tenney, and representatives of bar associations of many other states were present in response to an in vitation and expressed their views.
FORENSIC ELOQUENCE Classics of the Bar: Stories of the World's Great Jury Trials and a Compilation of Forensic Master pieces. V. 2. By Alvin V. Sellers. Classic Pub lishing Co., Baxley. Ga. Pp. 321. ($2.) THE selections here brought together are of the same character as those
The Proceedings of the twenty-ninth annual meeting of the Missouri Bar Association at Kansas City on September 22 and 23, 1911, con tain the President's address and several other interesting papers, among them, "The Artificial ity of Our Law of Evidence," by Simeon E. Baldwin.