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ment-Revieze' of refusal to strike off
Acts of April 29, 1874, P. L. 73, and May
EX REL. NEAL V. SHIELDS, 57
Corporations - Charter application -
-More than one purpose contained-
A petition for a charter for a corporation
of the first class, not for profit, must be de-
voted to a single purpose mentioned in either
the Act of 1874 or Act of 1897.
-INCORPORATION OF AMERICAN LITHUANIAN
Practice Rules of court Rule to
-Notice to commisel.
-COLT COMPANY V. SHIRK, 5
Slander - Damages
-LEITZEL V. ROMBERGER, 26
-STEWART V. STEWART, 68
Practice, C. P.
-FREY V. LEHIGH VALLEY SHOE CO., 86
Practice - Municipal lien -- Counter-
claim for damages in trespass—When
counter-claim will not be stricken off-
lots of May 1, 1915, and May 28, 1915.
-NEW HOLLAND BOROUGH V. RANCK, OWN-
ER, ETC., 158
Practice Act of May 14, 1915, P. L.
Landlord and tenant-Duty of land-
lord to repair Practice Set-off or
its of contracts--- Practice Act of May
-DAVIS V. GREGG, 182
indictment-- Fortune telling.
An information may be so worded that it Criminal law--Indictment--Felonious
entry Larceny and receiving stolen
count of an indictment intended
charge felonious entry which gives no de-
scription or particulars of the premises en-
defective and should be quashed.
('ounts of an indictment charging larceny
meet to enable him to prepare for his de-
fense, or to protect him from a second pros-
cution in the event of his acquittal or con-
viction on the first indictment, and should
Criminal law-Indictment for carrying
Irt. III, Sect. 3.
An indictment for carrying a concealed,
deadly weapon under the Act of March 18,
1875, P. L. 33, cannot be based on a complaint
under the Act of May 8, 1909, P. L. 466.
The Act of May 8, 1909, was specifically re-
pealed by the Act of May 24, 1923, P. L. 359,
The offense not being designated as a mis-
Quaere, whether the Act of May 24, 1923,
Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution.
-COMMONWEALTH V. RINALDI, 143
out sufficient funds in bank-Jurisdic-
Where there was no specific testimony on the record.
way to bring objec'ionable
remarks of counsel before the court for ad-
A remark made in the course of the cross-
the defendant so as to require a withdrawal
of a juror, or the granting of a new trial.
Where one puts in force an agency for the administrator-Authority of administra-
When an account is filed by an adminis-
trator d. b. n. c. t. a. and the money in his
the manner in which this money came into
his hands; how he became such administra-
tor and what authority he had to sell the real
-ESTATE OF GEORGE W. FARQUHAR, 20
Decedent's estate --- Lawyer's fees —
'ecovcred may be allowed on a quantum
meruit even though the original agreement
llowing the same might not be binding,
vhere the counsel, after a struggle of twen-
y-five years, succeeded in getting through
--ESTATE OF JACOB F. SCHEAFFER, DEC'D, 84
Decedent's estate-Appraisement un-
There is no provision for an appeal from
of the Act of June 7, 1917, P. L. 431-432, as
mended by the Act of June 11, 1917, P. L.
755; but the courts have sanctioned a review
of such appraisements upon exceptions.
nor does it allow any relative or other heir,
or creditor to restrict the choice.
The valuation placed by sworn appraisers
be respected, unless there is clearly
hown fraud or collusion, or such evident
undervaluation of the property as may sug-
An appraisement of real estate selected by
į surviving spouse in which the real estate
was valued at $4,000.00 was permitted to
Act of -LEATHERY'S ESTATE, 93
Decedent's estate-Additional inven-
tory--Duty of executor-Act of June 7,
and cash in bank was discovered which was
not included in the inventory, and a petition
was filed asking for an additional inventory.
A citation was awarded and the executrix
in her answer claimed the property referred
10, under the provisions of decedent's will,
The duty of every executor and adminis- quired to discontinue a suit for the same
Decedent's estate-Competency of wit-
Where, after the decease of a widow her
ecutor was incompetent to testify as to what
occurred between him and the widow in re-
her widow's exemption and as to the alleged
made her demand on the executor of her
husband's estate for payment of her exemp-
tion fund, her administrator or executor, af-
ter her death, can collect it from such ex-
Where the whole of a decedent's estate has
-MEADS' ESTATE, 117
Decedents' estates-Collateral inheri-
Whether or not a suit is pending in some
The Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act
solution of a real controversy between ad-
verse parties, and the courts are not required
to answer abstract propositions of law or
moot questions which are merely academic.
The act does not confer on the courts juris-
The act of June 18, 1923, P. L. 840, does
not extend, or in any wise affect, the juris-
court was asked to enter a declaratory judg-
ment touching the validity of a lease, which
ly exercised, it declined jurisdiction, as the other legal relations and is to be liberally
of the act.
proceeds of an issue of bonds made in 1923
-PETITION OF DUNMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT
FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT,
Equip-Landlord and tenant – For-
-KEEFER V. INTELLIGENCE AND NEWS-
1887-Judicial discretion - Competency
rised as referendum cote of people.
The Act of May 23, 1887, P. L. 173, vests in
the court of quarter sessions authority to
appoint private detectives, when deemed
necessary and expedient.
“No such license shall be granted, until
The function of such appointee is to make
a constable or police officer.
Where the applicant has been a candidate
for the office of constable and defeated, the
of pretending to appoint such defeated can-
standing that he shall in fact perform the
functions of a public officer.
BOROUGH FOR DE-
fect that, while serving as chief of polica
two arrests for liquor law violations, nega-
tives his competency as an officer; it being
as much the duty of a chief of police to en-
force the law, as a constable.