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FROM JULY 11, 1887, TO NOVEMBER 5, 1888.

REPORTED BY

FRANKLIN

H. MACKEY.

VOLUME VI.

WASHINGTON, D. C.
THE LAW REPORTER PRINT, 503 E STREET.

1888

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OFFICERS

OF THE

Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

Chief Justice :
HON. EDWARD F. BINGHAM.

Associate Justices:
HON. ALEXANDER B. HAGNER,

HON. WALTER S. COX,
HON. CHARLES P. JAMES,
HON. WILLIAM M. MERRICK,
HON. MARTIN V. MONTGOMERY.

U. S. District Attorney:
A. S. WORTHINGTON.* JOHN B. HOGE.

Clerk :
RETURN J. MEIGS.

Auditor :
JAMES G. PAYNE.

U. S. Marshal:
ALBERT A. WILSON.

Register of Wills :
DORSEY CLAGETT.

*Term expired, January 23, 1888.
fappointed, January 29, 1888.

AMENDMENTS

OF THE

RULES OF COURT.

Ordered July 2, 1888: That Rule No. 39 be rescinded, and the following

be substituted therefor, viz:

"Issues of fact shall be tried by a jury at a Circuit Court, or by consent of parties, expressed in writing, by a single justice. When they are tried by a justice, his rulings on questions of law may be reviewed on bills of exceptions, as in case of trial by jury.”

Ordered further: That Rule 40 be rescinded, and that the following

be substituted therefor, viz:

A case once placed on the Trial Calendar, if not tried at the first termi, shall stand for trial on the succeeding Trial Calendar without further notice of trial."

Ordered further: That Rule No. 41 be rescinded and the following

be substituted therefor, viz;

“Issues at law may be heard and determined at a Circuit Court, or a Special Term. Demurrers may be heard on any motion day, after five days notice.”

Ordered further: That Rule No. 89 be amended by striking out, from

the second paragraph thereof, the words "an appeal bond or undertaking be given and approved by the Court, or a justice thereof, at least to cover the cost of the appeal.”

See 6 M. G. T., 117-118.

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