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Index to Periodicals Jirticles on Topics of Legal Science and Related Subjects Admiralty. "Admiralty Jurisdiction and State Waters." By John Barker Waite. 11 MichiganLaw Review 580 (June). "The common law ceded to admiralty a separate and special jurisdiction over maritime affairs, not because of any inherent jurisdictional distinction between land and water, or any essential difference in the transactions occurring on one or the other, but solely because the inter national or extra-territorial character of the sea necessitated procedure and methods which the ordinary courts did not possess. If, then, the origin and extent of separate maritime juris diction arose out of the international commonage of the seas, and not from a difference in natural laws applicable, it is illogical to suppose that its grant to the federal government was intended to cover navigable waters merely as such." Banking Law. "The Duty of a Depositor to Verify his Balanced Pass Book and Returned Checks." By Julien T. Davies, Jr. 5 Bench and Bar (N. S.) 14 (May). Based on the recent decision of the New York Court of Appeals in Morgan v. U. S. Mort. 6V Trust Co. The history of the law before uncer tain points were settled by this decision is treated, and the results of the decision are discussed. Carriers. "Contractual Limitation of Car riers' Liability for Property in New York." By Augustin Derby. 5 Bench and Bar (N. S.) 57 (June). Considers, first, how and when the contract limiting liability is made; second, the inter pretation of such a contract at common law; third, the effect of the Public Service Commis sions Law of 1907. "Some Exceptions to the Rule that Common Carriers Cannot Contract Against their Own Negligence." By Sumner Kenner. 76 Central Law Journal 443 (June 20).
The subject is treated under two heads: (1) passengers for hire; (2) gratuitous passengers. Corporations. "Shares without Nominal or Par Value." By Victor Morawetz. 26 Harvard Law Review 729 (June). "The policy of the New York statute is sound. ... It furnishes to creditors and to the public generally a measure of protection greater than that furnished by the generally prevailing incorporation laws. At the same time it is in furtherance of sound business methods by enabling corporations to raise money by selling shares at their actual value instead of by borrow ing or otherwise increasing their indebtedness." See Federal Incorporation, Monopolies. Criminal Law. "A Brief Review of Criminal Cases in the Supreme Court for the Past Year." By Prof. Frederick Green. 8 Illinois Law Re view 104 (June). A paper read before the Illinois branch of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Crim inology. "The Supreme Court rendered opinions in thirty criminal cases, of which eleven involved convictions for murder, three for rape, two for employing women more than ten hours a day, two for obtaining property by means of the confidence game, and one each for a variety of other offenses. Of the thirty convictions, twenty, broadly speaking, were affirmed and ten reversed. Of the ten reversed, five were for murder." Damages. "The Doctrine of Mental Suf fering in Telegraph Cases." By Needham C. Collier. 76 Central Law Journal 406 (June 6). "It seems clear that the spread of this doctrine through the courts has ceased, and, if we may judge from the fact that only two states have made a rule of statute, its policy does not greatly commend itself outside of the few courts that have taken it up. It seems to be a policy so much encouraging speculative litigation that not even prejudice against corporations can bring it into recognition." Direct Government. See Referendum.