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Hon. S. S. Lawrence.-Among all of the Oklahoma lawyers none is better known than Judge S. S. Lawrence. He came here form Illinois in 1892 and has been continually in the practice of the law since that time. He has been Treasurer of the State Bar Association 12 years and was one term County Judge of Logan County. His familiarity with the law was such that he was employed to draft most of the legal forms now in use in the New State, especially those used in the county courts. As further evidence in the recognition of his ability as a lawyer, he has been for years here the Referee in Bankruptcy. In view of his many qualifications both as a gentleman of character and ability he is being urged by many of his friends to stand as a candidate for the nomination of Superior Court Judge, which office is to be filled the coming fall election. While Logan County is represented by an able bar, and others may aspire to the office. Judge Lawrence in view of his experience at the bar and universal recognition by the profession, coupled with his standing as a citizen make him an ideal candidate for the distinguished office of Superior Court Judge of Logan County.
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JUDGE BURWELL.-While many people of Guthrie regretted the fact that Judge Burwell'should have been employed on the wrong side of the case, they were fair on giving credit to whom credit was due.
Many were the complimentary remarks made on the masterly manner in which the judge handled the argument for his side of the Capitol question on June 22nd. The judge's presentation was skillful and his argument most eloquent.
The American and English Annotated CASES are the pride of the Bar, everywhere.
Hon. George S. Ramsey of Muskogee, one of the leading lawyers of the State, has been made a member of the State Bar Commission.
On June 9th, instant, the lower House of the United States Congress passed the Postal Bank Bill by a majority of 113 to 196. The bill as passed by the House creates a board of trustees, consisting of the Postmaster General, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attor ney General, who shall declare what post offices shall become Postal Saving Banks. Deposits in these banks made by any one person shall not be more than $100 a month or exceed in total $500. An account may be opened with $1, but stamps of 10 cents each will be issued for those desiring to accumulate money to be deposited. On deposits 2 per cent interest per annum is to be paid.
Any depositor so desiring can exchange his deposits for Government bonds to be issued in denominations of $20, $40, $60, $80, $100, or $500, to bear interest at 2% per cent per annum.
The money accumulated in the Postal Savings Banks is to be deposited in both National and State banks in the vicinity of the post offices in which the money is deposited by the people, such banks to pay 24 per cent interest.
Five per cent of the total deposits is to be retained by the Secretary of the Treasury as a cash reserve. Not more than 30 per cent of these deposits may be withdrawn by the Government at any one time for investment in bonds of the United States, the remaining 65 per cent to remain on deposit in the banks.
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Hon. Robert T. Jones, of Pauls Valley, is the democratic candidate for District Judge, of his District. Mr. Jones is an able lawyer and a gentleman of the highest integrity.
A case has just been decided upon by the appellate court of the first district of Illinois, (Tuebbecke vs. Rothchild & Co.,) which deserves notice. It was an action for Malicous prosecution. The plaintiff upon affidavit made by a detective was accused of shoplifting. She was arrested, tried and acquitted. She then brought suit for the malicious prosecution. The outrage she sustained being so apparent that the jury gave her a verdict for $5,000, which was considered large and a remititur of three thousand was made, and judgment entered for two. Yet the defendant appealed from that and reversed the case on the ground that she should have had the burden of proving not only want of probable cause, but also the burden of showing malice! What greater malice could be shown than that she was arrested and prosecuted without probable cause?
Hon. Theodore H. Hull, of Bartlesville, Okla., is the prospective nominee of Washington County for County Judge. Mr. Hull has served in a judicial capacity a number of times, both here and in Iowa, his original home. He is a well informed lawyer and a gentlemen of good reputation. He has the respect and esteem of his personal acquaintance. Washington County will be fortunate in his election to that office.
MASTER and SERVANT-Blacklisting Statute-Failure to Give Service Letter.-Plaintiff was a brakeman in defendant's employ. While with a crew on a train remote from their destination, the air brake attachment was broken. Defendant ordered the train brought in by the use of hand brakes. Plaintiff on account of the dangerous condition of the track, and fearing that it would endanger his life to enter upon the performance of such task, refused to comply with the order, and was discharg ed. Insubordination was assigned as the cause of the discharge. Plaintiff requested defendant to issue a letter of service to him, stating the true cause of the discharge, as required by Acts (1907) 30th Leg. Tex., c. 67 $ 1, providing that any person who has been discharged from service by any corporation, may demand a service letter stating the true cause of his discharge. In an action to recover $2,500 for refusing to comply with the terms of the statute, Held, that plaintiff could recover. St. L. & S. W. Ry v. Hixon. Mich. Law Review.
In Northern Pac. Ry Company vs. North Dakota, in affirming the decision of the state Supreme Court, Mr. Justice Holmes said that there were so many uncertainties about the rate being confiscatory that the Court felt it was not justified in overruling the state court, which held the law would not prove confiscatory, if put into effect. The affirmance was made, however, with the statement that it should not prejudice the case of the railroads if after the law went into effect it should prove confiscatory.
Magistrate (discharging prisoner)-"Now, then, I would advise you to keep away from bad company." Prisoner (feelingly)-Thank you, Judge, I will never be seen here with you again."
A burly prisoner stood unabashed before the Judge. It was his first time in a court and before a jury. "Prisoner," asked the clerk, "do you wish to challenge any of the jury?"
The prisoner looked them over and then said:
"Well I'm not exactly wot you call in training, but I guess I could stand a round or two with that fat old geezer in the corner."
Improvement on the Lord.-The little daughter of a prominent minister walked into her fathers study while he was writing a sermon. She watched him a while, then asked, "papa, does the Lord tell you what to write?" "Yes, dearie," replied the clergyman.
"Then why do you scratch so much of it out," asked the little daughter.
INDEX TO VOLUME 8..
Bankruptcy Decisions, 5, 70, 136, 287, 347, 405, 452, 482
Shulthis vs. McDougal Case,
Decisions of the Criminal Court of Appeals:
Snapp vs. State of Oklahoma
Fletcher vs. State
Rasberry vs. State
Application of Ellis in Habeas Corpus
Dickinson vs. State
A Model Indictment
A View by the Jury
Banks and Banking
Thoughts for the Lawyer-Gems
The Courts on Corporation Regulation
316 and 367
6, 72, 133, 187, and 320
329, 348, 412, 451, 467
Decisions of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma: