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C6559a

Barrows on Negligance.

1899. 634 pages. $3.75 delivered. By Morton Barrows, A. B., LL. B.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Definition and Essential Elements.

2.

Contributory Negligence.

3.

Liability of Master to Servant.

4.

Liability of Master to Third Persons.

5.

Common Carriers of Passengers.

6.

Carriers of Goods.

7.

Occupation and Use of Land and Water.

8.

Dangerous Instrumentalities.

9.

Negligence of Attorneys, Physicians, and Public Officers,

10.

Death by Wrongful Act.

11.

Negligence of Municipal Corporations.

C6559-1

Black on Construction and Interpretation of Laws.

1896. 509 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By H. Campbell Black,

Author of Black's Law Dictionary, and Treatises on Constitutional Law, Judgments, etc.

Table Of Contents.

. Chap,

1.

Nature and Office of Interpretation.

2.

Construction of Constitutions.

3.

General Principles of Statutory Construction.

4.

Statutory Construction; Presumptions.

5.

Statutory Construction; Words and Phrases.

6.

Intrinsic Aids in Statutory Construction.

7.

Extrinsic Aids in Statutory Construction.

8.

Interpretation with Reference to Common Law.

9.

Retrospective Interpretation.

10.

Construction of Provisos, Exceptions, and Saving Clauses.

11.

Strict and Liberal Construction.

12.

Mandatory and Directory Provisions.

13.

Amendatory and Amended Acts.

14.

Construction of Codes and Revised Statutes.

15.

Declaratory Statutes.

16.

The Rule of Stare Decisis as Applied to Statutory Construction.

17.

Interpretation of Judicial Decisions and the Doctrine of Precedents.

C6559-2

Black's Constitutional Law.

1910. 868 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By H. Campbell Black,

Author of Black's Law Dictionary. Treatises on Judgments, Tax Titles, Bankruptcy, etc.

Third Edition.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Definitions and General Principles.

2.

The United States and the States.

3.

Establishment and Amendment of Constitutions.

4.

Construction and Interpretation of Constitutions.

5.

The Three Departments of Government.

6.

The Federal Executive.

7.

Federal Jurisdiction.

8.

The Powers of Congress.

9.

Interstate Law as Determined by the Constitution.

10.

The Establishment of Republican Government.

11.

Executive Power in the States.

12.

Judicial rowers in the States.

13.

Legislative Power in the States.

14.

The Police Power.

15.

The Power of Taxation.

16.

The Right of Eminent Domain.

17.

Municipal Corporations.

18.

Civil Rights, and Their Protection by the Constitution.

19.

Political and Public Rights.

20.

Constitutional Guaranties in Criminal Cases.

21.

Laws Impairing the Obligation of Contracts.

22.

Retroactive Laws.

C6359a-3

Childs on Suretyship and Guaranty.

1907. 572 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By Frank Hall Childs, of the Chicago Bar.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Definitions, Parties, Distinctions, and Classifications.

9.

Formation of the Contract.

3.

The Statute of Frauds.

4.

Construction of the Contract.

5.

Rights and Liabilities as Between the Creditor and the Surety.

6.

Rights and Liabilities of the Surety and of the Principal as to each other.

7.

Rights and Liabilities of Co-sureties as to each other.

8.

Parties to Negotiable Instruments Occupying the Relation of Sureties.

9.

Official Bonds.

10.

Judicial Bonds.

11.

Bail Bonds and Recognizances.

C6559-4:

Clark on Contracts.

1904. 693 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By Wm. L. Clark, Jr.

Second Edition: By Francis B. Tiffany.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Contract in General.

2.

Offer and Acceptance.

3.

Classification of Contracts.

4.

Requirement of Writing.

5.

Consideration.

6.

Capacity of Parties.

7.

Reality of Consent.

8.

Legality of Object.

9.

Operation of Contract.

10.

Interpretation of Contract.

11.

Discharge of Contract.

12.

Agency.

13.

Quasi Contract.

C6559-5

Clark on Corporations.

1907. 721 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By Wm. L. Clark, Jr., Author of "Criminal Law," "Criminal Procedure," and "Contracts."

Second Edition: By Francis B. Tiffany.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Of the Nature of a Corporation.

2.

Creation and Citizenship of Corporations.

3.

Effect of Irregular Incorporation.

4.

Relation between Corporation and its Promoters.

5.

Powers and Liabilities of Corporations.

6.

Powers and Liabilities of Corporations.

7.

Powers and Liabilities of Corporations.

8.

The Corporation and the State.

9.

Dissolution of Corporations.

10.

Membership in Corporations.

11.

Membership in Corporations.

12.

Membership in Corporations.

13.

Management of Corporations-officers and Agents.

14.

Rights and Remedies of Creditors.

15.

Foreign Corporations.

Appendix.

C6559-6

Clark's Criminal Law.

1902. 517 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By Wm. L. Clark, Jr.,

Author of a "Handbook of the Law of Contracts."

Second Edition: By Francis B. Tiffany.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Definition of Crime.

2.

Criminal Law.

3.

Classification of Crimes.

4.

The Mental Element in Crime.

5.

Persons Capable of Committing Crime.

6.

Parties Concerned.

7.

The Overt Act.

8.

Offenses against the Person.

9.

Offenses against the Person.

10.

Offenses against the Habitation.

11.

Offenses against Property.

12.

Offenses against the Public Health, Morals, etc.

13.

Offenses against Public Justice and Authority.

14.

Offenses against the Public Peace.

15.

Offenses against the Government.

16.

Offenses against the Law of Nations.

17.

Jurisdiction.

I8.

Former Jeopardy.

C6559-7

Clark's Criminal Procedure

1895. 665 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By Wm. L. Clark, Jr.,

Author of a "Handbook of Criminal Law," and a "Handbook of

Contract."

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

1.

Jurisdiction.

2.

Apprehension of Persons and Property.

3..

Preliminary Examination, Bail, and Commitment.

4.

Mode of Accusation.

5.

Pleading-The Accusation.

6.

Pleading-The Accusation.

7.

Pleading-The Accusation.

8.

Pleading-The Accusation.

9.

Pleading-The Accusation.

10.

Pleading and Proof.

11.

Motion to Quash.

12.

Trial and Verdict.

13.

Proceedings after Verdict.

14.

Evidence.

15.

Habeas Corpus.

C6559-8

Croswell on Executors and administrators.

1897. 696 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By Simon Greenleaf Croswell,

Author of "Electricity," "Patent Cases," etc.

Table Of Contents.

Chap.

Part 1.-Definitions And Division Of Subject.

1.

Definitions and Division of subject.

Part 2.-Appointment And Qualifications.

2.

Appointment in Court.

3.

Place and Time of Appointment and Requisites Therefor.

4.

Who may Claim Appointment as Executor.

5.

Who may Claim the Right to Administer.

6.

Disqualifications for the Office of Executor or Administrator.

7.

Acceptance or Renunciation.

8.

Proceedings for Appointment of Executors and Administrators.

9.

Special Kinds of Administrations.

10.

Foreign and Interstate Administration.

11.

Joint Executors and Administrators.

12.

Administration Bonds.

Part 3.-Powers And Duties.

13.

Inventory-Appraisement-Notice of Appointment.

14.

Assets of the Estate.

15.

Management of the Estate.

16.

Sales and Conveyances of Personal or Real Assets.

17.

Payment of Debts and Allowances-insolvent Estates.

18.

Payment of Legacies.

19.

Distribution of Intestate Estates.

20.

Administration Accounts.

Part 4.-Termination Of Office.

21.

Revocation of Letters-removal-resignation.

Part 5.-Remedies.

22

Actions by Executors and Administrators.

23

Actions against Executors and Administrators.

24.

Statute of Limitations-set-off.

25.

Evidence and Costs.

C6559-9

Costigan on Mining Law

1908. 765 pages. $3.75 delivered.

By George P. Costigan, Jr. Dean of the College of Law of the University of Nebraska.

Table Of Contents.

Chap

1.

The Origin and History of American Mining Law.

2.

The Mining Law Status of the States, Territories, and Possessions of the United States.

3.

The Land Department and the Public Surveys.

4.

The Relation Between Mineral Lands and the Public I.and Grants.

5.

The Relation Between Mineral Lands and Homestead. Timber and Desert Entries.

6.

The Relation Between Mineral Lands and the Various Public Land Reservations.

7.

The Relation Between Mineral Lands and Townsites.

8.

Definitions of Practical Mining Terms.

9.

Definitions of Mining Law Terms.

10.

The Discovery of Lode and Placer Claims.

11.

Who May and Who May not Locate Mining Claims.

12.

The Location of Lode Claims.

13.

The Location of Mill Sites.

14.

The Location of Tunnel Sites and of Blind Lodes Cut by Tunnels.

15.

The Location of Placers and of Lodes within Placers.

16.

The Annual Labor or Improvements Requirements.

17.

The Abandonment, Forfeiture, and Relocation of Lode and Placer Mining Claims.

18.

Uncontested Application to Patent Mining Claims.

19.

Adverse Proceedings and Protests Against Patent Applications.

20.

Patents.

21.

Subsurface Rights.

22

Coal Land and Timber and Stone Land Entries and Patents.

23.

Oil and Gas Leases.

24.

Other Mining Contracts and Leases.

25.

Mining Partnerships and Tenancies in Common.

26.

Conveyances and Liens.

27.

Mining Remedies.

28.

Water Rights and Drainage.

Appendices.

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