WATERS AND WATER COURSES.
Conveyances in trust for creditors, see "As Ordinance reducing water rates as deprivation
signments for Benefit of Creditors."
'Trust deeds, see "Mortgages."
of property without due process of law, see
"Constitutional Law," § 3.
Validity of ordinance fixing water rates as
depriving of property without compensation,
see "Eminent Domain," § 1.
Liability for collision between tow and other 1. Public water supply.
vessels, see "Collision," § 5.
· UNFAIR COMPETITION.
See "Trade-Marks and Trade-Names,” § 2.
See "Customs Duties."
Courts, see "Courts"; "Removal of Causes."
Public lands, see "Public Lands," § 1.
§ 1. Property, contracts, and liabilities.
The United States is not entitled, under
Rev. St. §§ 3466-3468 [U. S. Comp. St. 1901, p.
2314], to priority of payment against the sure-
ty of a debtor.-United States v. Heaton (C.
In a suit against a municipal corporation and
its officers to enjoin the enforcement of an or-
dinance reducing the rates to be charged by a
water company, the defendants represent the
rate payers, who are bound by the proceedings
and by an injunction issued therein.-Spring
Valley Waterworks v. City and County of
San Francisco (C. C.) 574.
The franchise of a water company in Cali-
fornia, which is taxable, and also its estab-
lished business, are elements entering into the
value of the property employed in the public
service, and on which it is entitled to earn a
fair return. Spring Valley Waterworks_v.
City and County of San Francisco (C. C.) 574.
In cities, see "Municipal Corporations," § 1.
In an action against the owners of a vessel
for injuries to a pier, sustained in a collision
in the nighttime, evidence held insufficient to
establish negligence on the part of the branch
pilot navigating the vessel.-United States v.
Limits of jurisdiction. see "Courts," 2; "Re- Charles G. Dunn Co. (C. C.) 705.
moval of Causes," § 3.
Evidence held not to sustain libelant's claim
that a hidden obstruction existed at respond-
ent's wharf, which caused the sinking of libel-
ant's barge.-McQuilkin v. Delaware River
Iron Steamship & Engine Works (D. C.) 698.
An internal revenue collector cannot be com-
pelled as a witness to disclose place of business
where special tax stamps are posted, or the
names of the holders of such stamps, where
his information was acquired in his official
capacity. In re Lamberton (D. C.) 446.
Of right of shipowner to limitation of liability, § 2. Examination.
see "Shipping," § 5.
An engineer in charge of government work,
in testifying in a suit between private parties as
to the quantities of material used in the work,
may properly attach to his deposition as ex-
Carrier as warehouseman, see "Carriers," § 2. hibits copies of the records of his office and
tables made therefrom, and refer to the same as
the basis for his computation.-United States
v. Venable Const. Co. (C. C.) 267.
As to speed of chartered vessel, see “Shipping," 3. Credibility, impeachment, contra-
By insured, see "Insurance," § 5.
On sale of goods, see "Sales," §§ 3, 5.
diction, and corroboration.
Statements of witnesses inconsistent with
their testimony on material issues are com-