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court was again reversed and the court on the third trial again decided that Pope must hang. This was the judgment of the trial court also on the fourth trial. Pope's case was reversed this time McClelland because certain and Somerville, evidence hadJJ., beendissented denied.
In Geromini v. Brunelle, in the Supreme Judi cial Court of Massachusetts (May, 1913, 102 N. E. 67) it was held that a person who gives from the opinion of the court. a husband advice, with an honest and friendly Employers' Liability. See Interstate Com desire to assist him, even though it leads to his separation from his wife, and may turn out not merce. to have been the best advice that could haw Interstate Commerce. Federal Employers' been given, is not liable to the wife, in the Liability Act — Meaning of "Engaging tn Com absence of malice. U. S. The New York Law Journal comments edi merce between the States." Broad scope was given to the federal Em torially as follows (July 10, 1913): — "In actions against the parents of a spouse ployers' Liability Act of 1908 by the decision of the United States Supreme Court, May 26, in for alienation of affections it has been very gen Pedersen v. Delaware, L. & W. R. Co., 229 U. S. erally laid down that more latitude of interven tion in matrimonial affairs is permissible than 146 (L. ed. adv. sheets, no. 15, p. 648). Where if the defendant be an outsider. As far as the an employee of an interstate railway carrier was report of the principal case is concerned it does killed while carrying a sack of bolts or rivets to not appear that the defendant bore any rela be used in repairing a bridge which was regularly tionship beyond that of a friend to the plaintiff's in use in both interstate and intra-state com husband. The decision is a salutary one because merce, it was held that he was employed in inter expressly disapproving the policy upon which state commerce within the meaning of the many cases practically, if not avowedly, have statute, which gave a right of recovery against proceeded, that no person may, except at his the carrier for the death of an employee while so peril, give a spouse advice in good faith and employed. The fellow servant rule was also held to be although it was not volunteered, but requested. It is only proper that the plaintiff in such an abrogated by this statute. The opinion of the Court was written by Van Devanter, J. Lamar, action should be required to show malice." J., dissented, and with him Holmes and Lurton, Criminal Appeals. New Trial on Ground of JJ. (Reported and discussed in New York Law Journal, June 4.) Technical Error. Ala. For the fourth time the Supreme Court of Motor Vehicles. Self-incrimination — Con Alabama reversed and remanded the case of stitutionality of Statute Compelling Driver of Ervin Pope v. Alabama, on June 30, appealed Vehicle to Stop and Identify Himself after Acci from Anniston city court. Pope, a negro, was dent. N. Y. convicted of first degree murder in 1909 and In People v. Rosenheimer, decided June 17, the sentenced to be hanged. The case was reversed New York Court of Appeals upheld the con by the Supreme Court on the ground of technical stitutionality of a statutory provision enacted error and Pope was again given the death sen in 1910, making it a felony for one operating a tence by the trial court. Judgment of the lower motor vehicle on the highway to go away