Report of Proceedings, Volum 10,Del 1898

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Washington State Bar Association, 1898
Reports for 1901-1907, 1909, 1911-1914, and 1916 include lists of papers read since 1894.
 

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Side 90 - Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all; religion and morality enjoin this conduct ; and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.
Side 34 - Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man. The golden sun, The planets, all the infinite host of heaven, Are shining on the sad abodes of death, Through the still lapse of ages. All that tread The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom.
Side 139 - There are limitations on such power which grow out of the essential nature of all free governments. Implied reservations of individual rights, without which the social compact could not exist, and which are respected by all governments entitled to the name.
Side 34 - Take the wings Of morning, and the Barcan desert pierce, Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there ! And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep — the dead reign there alone.
Side 138 - I cannot subscribe to the omnipotence of a State legislature, or that it is absolute and without control, although its authority should not be expressly restrained by the constitution, or fundamental law of the State.
Side 99 - They all recognized discovery, followed by appropriation, as the foundation of the possessor's title, and development by working as the condition of its retention. And they were so framed as to secure to all comers, within practicable limits, absolute equality of right and privilege in working the mines.
Side 146 - In respect to contracts for the hire of seamen, the admiralty never pretended to claim, nor could it rightfully exercise, any jurisdiction, except in cases where the service was substantially performed, or to be performed, on the sea or upon waters within the ebb and flow of the tide.
Side 138 - This fundamental principle flows from the very nature of our free republican governments, that no man should be compelled to do what the laws do not require ; nor to refrain from acts which the laws permit.
Side 115 - It can regulate or new model the succession to the crown ; as was done in the reign of Henry VIII. and William III. It can alter the established religion of the land ; as was dono in a variety of instances, in the reigns of king Henry VIII.
Side 139 - Judge in his own cause; or a law that takes property from A. and gives it to B: It is against all reason and justice, for a people to entrust a Legislature with SUCH powers; and therefore, it cannot be presumed that they have done it.

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