Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Arkansas, Volume 38

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Page 583 - Code provides that a conviction cannot be had upon the testimony of an accomplice unless it be corroborated by such other evidence as shall tend to connect the defendant with the commission of the offense, and the corroboration is not sufficient if it merely shows the commission of the offense or the circumstances thereof...
Page 366 - ... the failure to observe, for the protection of the interests of another person, that degree of care, precaution, and vigilance which the circumstances justly demand, whereby such other person suffers injury.
Page 95 - The real and personal property of any femme covert in this state acquired either before or after marriage, whether by gift, grant, inheritance, devise or otherwise, shall, so long as she may choose, be and remain her separate estate and property and may be devised, bequeathed or conveyed by her the same as if she were a femme sole, and the same shall not be subject to the debts of her husband.
Page 365 - In a damaged state, there is cast upon the defendant the burden of showing that the loss or injury did not occur through his negligence." The court, however, gave the following Instruction, which was excepted to: "You are instructed that the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to show not only Injury to the horse, but also that the Injury resulted from a want of ordinary care...
Page 283 - ... and every written one in the term "depose"; signature or subscription includes mark, when the person cannot write, his name being written near it by a person who writes his own name as a witness...
Page 68 - There have been a hundred precedents where, if the husband for a valuable consideration covenants that the wife shall join with him in a fine, the court has decreed the husband to do it ; for that he has undertaken it, and must lie by it if he does not perform it.
Page 316 - Motive is an inducement, or that which leads or tempts the mind to indulge the criminal act. It is resorted to as a means of arriving at an ultimate fact, not for the purpose of explaining the reason of a criminal act which has been clearly proved, but from the important aid it may render in completing the proof of the commission of the act when it might otherwise remain in doubt. With motives, in any speculative sense, neither the law nor the tribunal which administers it has any concern.
Page 636 - That in actions by or against executors, administrators, or guardians, in which judgment may be rendered for or against them, neither party shall be allowed to testify against the other, as to any transaction with, or statement by, the testator, intestate, or ward, unless called to testify thereto by the opposite party, or required to testify thereto by the court.
Page 686 - ... or cruelty towards his infant children; or that he is in constant habits of drunkenness and blasphemy, or low and gross debauchery; or that he professes atheistical or irreligious principles; or that his domestic associations are such as tend to the corruption and contamination of his children...
Page 90 - But in public affairs, where the people have organized themselves under color of law into the ordinary municipal bodies, and have gone on year after year raising taxes, making improvements, and exercising their usual franchises, their rights are properly regarded as depending quite as much on acquiescence as on the regularity of their origin ; and no ex post facto inquiry can be permitted to undo their corporate existence.

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