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Latest Impi tant Common Cases Law," by Henry P. Farnham; "Corre 237 "Registration of Trade-marks." By J. Nota McGill. 1 Georgetown Law Journal 152 (Mar.). Uniformity of Laws. "The Effect of the Uniform Warehouse Receipts Act." By Barry Mohun. 13 Columbia Law Review 202 (Mar.). "Those who have taken an active interest in the Uniform Warehouse Receipts Act have hoped that its passage by the several states would ac complish a real public service. The progress thus far made seems to justify a realization of that hope." Water Power. A number of able articles on this subject are published in 19 Case and Com ment, March, 1913. They include: "Who Owns the Water Powers?" by Rome G. Brown; "Gov ernmental Diversion of Nontidal Waters," by George J. Couch; "Percolating Water and the

lative Rights in Percolating Waters," by L. A. Wilder; "The Law of Irrigation in the Far West," by Hon. John B. Clayberg; "Early History of the Doctrine of Appropriation," by Joseph R. Long; and "The Reclamation of the Arid West," by Hon. Stanley E. Bowdle. Wills and Administration. See Conflict of Laws, Consular Officers, Real Property. Workmen's Compensation. "The Law of Procedure under the Illinois Workmen's Com pensation Act." By Samuel A. Harper. 7 Illi nois Law Review 474 (Mar.). The author seeks to refute the objections (1) that the arbitration provisions illegally oust the courts of their jurisdiction, and (2) that the injured employee cannot enforce collection of the compensation due him under the act.

Latest Important Banking. Bank Guaranty Law — Discrimina tion by State against National Banks. U. S. The Supreme Court of the United States up held the constitutionality of the Kansas Bank Guaranty Deposit Act of 1909 in Abilene Na tional Bank v. Dolley, decided Mar. 17 (L. ed. adv. sheets, no. 10, p. 409). The act was held constitutional about two years ago after objec tion by state banks, but the national banks of Kansas still persisted in their fight against the law. The opinion of the Court (Holmes, J.) was brief, in view of the previous decision upholding the act in Assaria State Bank v. Dolley, 219 U. S. 121. The Court said in part: — "The ground peculiar to this case is an alleged discrimination against national banks. ... A good deal of the argument seems to be that the statute will make state banks so attractive to the public that the national banks will suffer. It is replied that experience has not justified the proph ecy. But even if it had, there is nothing to hinder the states from permitting a competing business and doing what Kansas has done with intent to make it popular and safe. The national banks are free to come into the scheme. The suggestion that they could not come in and remain national banks is simply a statement of the situation of all competitors. They cannot retain the advantages of their adverse situation and share those of the parties with whom they

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contend. The statutes of the United States when they do not attempt to prohibit competi tion with national banks do not forbid compe titors to succeed." Illegitimacy. See Marriage and Divorce. Juvenile Delinquency. Commitment to Re formatory During Minority jor Petty Larceny — Equal Protection of the Laws — Habeas Corpus. (.a. In Taylor v. Means, 77 S. E. 374, the Supreme Court of Georgia rendered a decision, March 1, refusing to grant a writ of habeas corpus for the release of a thirteen-year-old boy from the Ful ton County Industrial Farm, a reformatory insti tution to which he had been committed three years before for a small misdemeanor. The petitioner brought habeas corpus proceed ings, setting up that he was entitled to the possession and services of his son, and the re spondent, who was the superintendent of the Industrial Farm, answered that the son was a minor who had been convicted of a misdemeanor, which it appeared was the theft of a five-cent bottle of "Coca Cola" from a soda fountain, and who had been sentenced to the institution in accordance with the provisions of section 1271 of the Penal Code of 1910, which provides for the sentencing of minors convicted of mis demeanors to an industrial farm or similar re formatory institution, for a term ending with the minor's attainment of his majority, commit