Reviews of Books it in the court to which the defender is subject at the time of the suit. A reus may have more than one forum; there may be the forum of residence, or the forum of domicile, or the forum rei sitae, — and in many cases, of course, the fora coincide. As Lord Selborne said, "all jurisdiction is properly ter ritorial," and for it to be effective either the subject-matter in dispute or the defender must have some connection with the territory in which the judge exercises his power of compulsion. The authors are thus led to arrange their whole exposition according to the nature of the remedy sought, and to this end the convenient classification of actions as (1) personal or petitory, (2) real or possessory, (3) declaratory, and (4) rescissory is adopted, with additional consideration of classes of proceedings which do not fall under any of these heads. The attempt is made to show how far each ground of jurisdiction complies with the criterion of the effec tiveness of the judge's decrees within his territory. The principle of submis sion, as a test co -extensive with that of effectiveness, is then considered in sepa rate chapters on prorogation and re convention, and a discussion of funda mental problems in the conflict of laws is thus included, this portion of the work being deserving of careful study in connection with the writings of Professor Dicey and Sir Francis Piggott on private international law.
system of law as ideal it is unusual to find the defects of English legal insti tutions so frankly pointed out and so freely discussed as in this sane, stimu lating criticism of a barrister of the Middle Temple. Numerous subjects are taken up, the most interesting perhaps being divorce, the formalities of wills, imprisonment for debt, and defamation. The writer frequently indulges in a felicitous vein of anecdote, and Ameri can lawyers will derive profit from his observations. While Mr. Chester be lieves the division of the profession into barristers and solicitors a good thing, he favors the abolition of the rule of etiquette which prevents a barrister from having relations with his clients otherwise than through the solicitor as an intermediary.
HINDUISM An Essay on Hinduism: Its Formation and Future — illustrating the laws of social evolution as reflected in the history of the formation of the Hindu community. By Shridhar V. Ketkar, M.A., Doctor of Philosophy, in Sociology, Politics, and Political Economy, ex-president of the Society of Comparative Theology and Philosophy, Cornell University. V. 2 of History of Caste in India. Luzac & Co., London. Pp. xxxix, 162 + 15 (appendix). IN this second volume the chief ele ment of interest is the sociological discussion of Hindu institutions, more light being thrown on the religious life of India and the caste system than in the previous book (see 22 Green Bag 534). The writer's surer command of the tools of scientific investigation is evident. ANOMALIES OF ENGLISH LAW The commentary on Western institu tions, particularly the Chiistian re Anomalies of the English Law. By Samuel Beach Chester, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barris- ligion, from an Eastern standpoint, ter-at-Law; Fellow of The Royal Geographical strikes an unfamiliar note, but the reader Society; Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery will find something stimulating as well of Pennsylvania; Member of the (U. S.) Military as curious in this new perspective. The Service Institution, Governor's Island, New York Harbor. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. Pp. 287. treatment is marked by notable vigor ($1.50 net.) and acuteness of thought, notwithstand WHILE the English lawyer no more ing the author's by no means perfect than the American looks upon his command of the English language.