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742 State v. Boston & M. R. R. (Vt.) .1044 Taulane v. Hurley (N. J.).

913 State v. Brown (N. J.). 351 Taylor, Champlin v. (R. I.)..

647 State v. Burt (N. H.). 30 Taylor, Corkran v. (N. J. Sup.)

124 State v. Central Vermont R. Co. (Vt.).... 193 Tetreault v. Smedley Co. (Conn.).

786 State v. Central Vermont R. Co. (Vt.).... 194 Tewksbury, Ott v. (N. J. Ch.).

302 State v. Central Vermont R. Co. (Vt.)..... 197 Theobald v. Shepard Bros. (N. H.).

26 State v. Crepeau (R. I.). 449 Thomas v. Young (Conn.).

.1100 State v. Herrou (N. J.).... 274 Thompson v. Shaw (Me.).

370 State v. Holland (Me.). .1094 Thomsen, Doran v. (N. J.).

296 State v. Holland (Me.). .1093 Thornley, Colbert v.`(R. 1.).

65 State v. Intoxicating Liquors (Me.) 758 Thrift, Eaton v. (R. I.)...

183 State v. Jellison (Me.)... 716 Timlan v. Dilworth (N. J.).

33 State V. J. P. Bass Pub. Co. (Me.) ... 894 Tintern Manor Water Co., Long Branch State v. Lambert (Me.).

Commission v. (N. J.)....

.1134 State, Lanasa v. (Md.). ..1058 Tipton Water Co., Bland v. (Pa.).

101 State v. Lawrence (R. I.). 305 Toothaker, Lawrence v. (N. H.)...

534 State v. Mellillo (N. J.) 671 Torrington, Kelley v. (Conn.).

939 State, Meushaw v. (Md.)

457 Town Council of Town of Narragansett, State v. Moore (Md.). 461 Greenough v. (R. I.)...

594 State v. New York, N. H. & H. R. Co. Town Council of Warwick, Rhode Island (Conn.)

942
Hospital Trust Co. v. (R. I.)....

644 State v. Nugent (N. J. Sup.).

481 Town of Union in Hudson County v. HudState v. Nugent (N. J. Sup.)

484 son County Board of Taxation (N. J. State v. Nugent (N. J. Sup.). 485 Sup.)

46 State, Reiter v. (Md.). 975 Townsend v. Lacock (Pa.).

187 State, Robinson v. (Md.).

433 Travelers' Ins. Co. v. Watkins (N. J. Sup.) 325 State v. Rosenkrans (R. I.). 513 Travers, Parker v. (N. J.)...

612 State v. Rutland R. Co. (Vt.).

197 Trenton St. R. Co. v. Lawlor (N. J.). 234 State v. Stanley (Vt.).

817 Trinity Realty Co., Perkins v. (N. J.)... 1135 State v. United New Jersey R. & Canal Co. Trotter Water Co., Eastman v. (Pa.). 543 (N. J.).....

228 True American Pub. Co., Gallagher v. (N. State v. Watson (N. J. Sup.). 1113 J. Ch.)..

741 State v. Yates (Me.). .1018 Turpin v. Miles (Md.).

440 State Board of Assessors, Morris Canal & Tuttle, W. P. Chamberlain Co. v. (N. H.) 865 Banking Co. v. (N. J.). 328 Twitchell, Rann v. (Vt.).

1045 State Mut. Building & Loan Ass'n of New Jersey, Iu re (N. J.). 251 Unger, Haupt v. (Pa.).

843 State Mut. Building & Loan Ass'n of New Union Pac. Tea Co., E. D. Keyes & Co. v. Jersey v. Batterson (N. J. Sup.). 115 (Vt.)

201 Stavolo, Appeal of (Conn.).

549 United Electric Co. v. Newark (N. J. Sup.) 237 Stearns v. Boston & M. R. R. (N. H.). 21 United New Jersey R. & Canal Co., MicSteelman v. Hurley (N. J.). 913 Carter v. (N. J. Ch.).

291 Steelman, Somers v. (N. J. Sup.).

119 United New Jersey R. & Canal Co. v. NewSteer v. Dow (N. H.). 217 ark (N. J.).

275 Steiner, McGrew v. (N. J. Sup.).

.1122 United New Jersey R. & Canal Co., State Steinman v. Baltimore Antiseptic Steam v. (N. J.)..

228 Laundry Co. (Md.). .

517 United Railways & Electric Co. of BaltiStephany v. Marsden (N. J. Ch.).

598 more v. Corbin (Md.). Sternberg, Sherwin v. (N. J. Sup.). 117 United Railways & Electric Co. v. Riley Sterrat, Shields y. (N. J. Sup.). . 1129 (Md.)

970 Stetson v. Baltimore & N. Y. R. Co. (N. J. United States v. United States Fidelity & Sup.) 113 Guaranty Co. (Vt.).

.1106 Stevenson, Mathis v. (N. J. Ch.)

267 | United States v. United States Fidelity & Stevens & Co. v. Stiles (R. I.). 802 Guaranty Co. (Vt.)...

1109 Stewart v. Jones (N. J. Sup.).

151 United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., Stiles, Stevens & Co. v. (Ř. I.)... 802 United States v. (Vt.).

.1106 Stinson v. Ellicott City & Clarksville Co. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., (Md.) 527 United States v. (Vt.).

.1109 Stokes, Benton v. (Md.).

5:32 United States Independent Tel. Co., O'Stolarz v. Algonquin Co. (N. J. Sup.). 57

Grady v. (N. J.)..

.1040 Stone, Howell v. (N. J.). 914 | Urich y. Watts (N. J.)..

1135 Strout Co. v. Hubbard (Me.).

. 1020 Strout v. Lewis (Me.).

137 Valentine v. Englewood (N. J.)...... 344 Sturm v. Huck (N. J. Sup.). 44 Vanaman v. Fliehr (N. J. Ch.).

692 Sullivan v. Bridgeport (Conn.). 906 Van Cleef, Clark v. (N. J. Ch.).

260 Sullivan v. Martin (Conn.).

783 Ventnor City, Atlantic City & S. R. Co. v. Sullivan County R. R., Keefe v. (N. H.).. 379 (N. J. Sup.)..

.1132 Superior Court, Hart v. (R. I.).

513 | Vester v. Rhode Island Co., two cases (R. Superior Court, Hart v. (R. I.). ..1057 I.) Supreme Circle Brotherhood of the Union, Victoria Acetylene Co. v. Cushing (Me.)...1015 Pine v. (N. J. Sup.). . .. 1130 Voigt V. Fullerton (R. 1.)...

3 Supreme Commandery United Order of

Golden Cross of the World, Patterson v. Wachenheimer Bros., Washington Real Es(Me.)

tate Co. v. (R. I.).

592 Supreme Conclave, Improved Order of Hep- Wagner, Fisher v. (Md.).

999 tasophs, Sautter v. (N. J.). 232 Wallace v. Haines (N. J. Sup.).

44 Swartz v. Gottlieb-Bauern-Schmidt-Straus Wallace v. Pennsylvania R. Co. (Pa.).....1086 Brewing Co. (Md.)... 854 Walsh y. Newark (N. J. Sup.).

39 Swits v. Swits (Conn.).

782 Walter v. Baltimore Electric Co. (Md.). 953 Sykes, Carver v. (Vt.).. .1112 Ward, Farmer v. (N. J. Ch.).

401 Syring v. Zelenski (N. J. Sup.). . 1119 Ward, Perry v. (Vt.)....

721 Warrick, Bates v. (N. J. Sup.).

1116 Taft v. Taft (Vt.)...

831 Washington Real Estate Co. v. Wachen

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841 Waterman, Ruhland v. (R. I.) 1 Williar v. Nagle (Md.).

427 Waterman, Ruhland v. R. I.). 450 Willner v. Silverman (Md.).

962 Watkins, Ætna Life Ins. Co. v. (N. J. Sup.) 325 Willoughby v. Erie R. Co. (N. J. Sup.).. 41 Watkins, Travelers' Ins. Co. v. (N. J. Sup.) 325 Wilson v. Brown (Pa.).

540 Watson, State v. (N. J. Sup.).

.1113 Wilson v. New York Cent. & H. R. R. Co. Watts' Estate, In re (Md.). 316 (Pa.)

183 Watts, Urich v. (N. J.).

..1135 Winters v. Board of Police Com’rs of Jersey Weaver, Flater v. (Md.). 309 City (N. J. Sup.).

50 Webber Hospital Ass'n v. McKenzie (Me.). .1032 Wolcho v. Arthur J. Rosenbluth & Co. Webber, Pitcher v. (Me.). .1031 (Conn.)

566 Webster y. P. W. Moore & Son (Md.).. 466 Woodbridge Ice Co. V. Semon Ice Cream Weeks v. Fletcher (R. I.). 881 Corporation (Conn.).

577 Weeks v. Hackett (Me.). 858 Woodruff v. Gunton (Pa.).....

849 Wells v. Boston & M. R. R. (Vt.). ..1103 Woodruff v. Gunton (Pa).

851 Werner v. Clark (Md.).. 305 Woolsey v. Woolsey (N. J. Ch.).

408 Westchester Fire Ins. Co., Dunton v. (Me.)..1037 W. P. Chamberlain Co. v. Tuttle (N. H.)., 865 Western Allegheny R. Co., White v. (Pa.)..1081 Wyckoff v. Birch (N. J.).

213 West Jersey & S. R. Co., Ackley v. (N. J.) 273 Wyckoff v. O'Neil (N. J. Prerog.)

388 West Jersey & S. R. Co., Badewitz v. (N. J.)

248 West Jersey & S. R. Co., Carter v. (N. J.) 253 York 'Haven Electric Power Plant Co., Con

Yates, State v. (Me.)...

. 1018 West Jersey & S. R. Co., Miller v. (N. J.

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207 Sup.) .1113

652 Westmoreland County R. Co., Davis V.

Young v. Chandler (Me.). (Pa.)

637 Young, McGill y. (N. H.). 538

647 Wetherell, First Baptist Soc. V. (R. I.).. 66

Young v. Randall (Me.).
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908 White v. Western Allegheny R. Co. (Pa.). .1081 White's Adm'r, Batchelder v. (Vt.).. ..1111 Zdancewicz v. Burlington County Traction Whitney, Robeson v. (N. J.).. 255 Co. (N. J. Sup.)...

123 Whyte, Schlicher v. (N. J.).. 337 Zelenski, Syring v. (N. J. Sup.).

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780 Williams v. Potter (R. I.)...

3 Zimmerman v. Hudson & M. R. Co. (N. J. Williams v. Shaw (. I.)....... 207 Sup.)

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THE

ATLANTIC REPORTER.

VOLUME 71.

severable from the remainder of the section, RUHLAND v. WATERMAN, Town Clerk,

which requires the petition to be submitted at

each general election, etc., on the theory that no et al.

provision remains for notifying the electors of (Supreme Court of Rhode Island. Oct. 23, the vote to be taken, since notice must be given

1908. On Rebearing, Oct. 29, 1908.) under Gen. Laws 1896, c. 37, § 8, requiring no1. INTOXICATING LIQUORS (8 25*)_LOCAL_OP

tice to the electors of a town meeting prescribed TION

by law to be given by the town clerk, etc., and - ELECTIONS - - VOID STATUTORY PRO

since under chapter 26, § 8, the term “town VISIONS Gen. Laws 1896, c. 102, § 4, providing for

clerk” includes city clerk, and since, regardless of

a statute directing notice, the Legislature having submission at general elections in cities and

directed a vote on the question at each general towns of the question whether liquor licenses shall be granted, is void so far as it provides

election, town and city clerks must give notice

in their warrants. that no vote shall be taken on the question unless a number of electors equal in cities to

[Ed. Note. For other cases, see Intoxicating 10 per cent, and in towns to 15 per cent, of the

Liquors, Dec. Dig. $ 25.*] vote cast for general officers at the preceding election shall petition the clerk therefor; that

Petition by Lewis Ruhland for certiorari upon such petition the clerk shall insert a prop- to review action of Daniel D. Waterman in osition providing for taking such vote in the

making a certificate to the Secretary of State. warrant calling for the town, ward, and district

Writ granted. Motion for reargument demeetings; and that he shall file with the Secretary of State a certificate that the question is to

nied. be submitted, in that the provision is incapable Argued before DUBOIS, BLODGETT, of reasonable construction, and does not show

JOHNSON, and PARKHURST, JJ. any rule applicable to the whole state, either as to the basis of computation of the number of Edward D. Bassett, John W. Hogan, Arnames required for a valid petition or as to how

thur P. Sumner, and Philip S. Knauer, for the clerk shall determine either the number required or the qualifications of the signers to

petitioner. William B. Greenough, Atty. Gen., such petitions.

for Secretary of State. Benjamin W. Grim, [Ed. Note. For other cases, see Intoxicating for respondent Waterman. Liquors, Dec. Dig. § 25.*] 2. INTOXICATING LIQUORS (25*)_LOCAL OP- PER CURIAM. The petitioner, a licensed TION-STATUTE CONSTRUED.

wholesale liquor dealer in the town of CranGen. Laws 1896, c. 102, § 4, provides for submission at general elections in cities and

ston, prefers this petition for a writ of certitowns of the question whether liquor licenses orari to review the action of the respondent shall be granted; that, if a majority votes Waterman, as town clerk of that town, in against licenses, none shall be granted for a year nor until a subsequent vote to grant them, etc.

certifying, under section 4 of chapter 102 of Held, that the section requires submission of

the General Laws of 1896, to the other rethe question at general elections, with general spondent Bennett, Secretary of State, that provisions as to the effect of a majority vote, a sufficient number of qualified electors have and that it forms a complete statute, on elimination of the void provision respecting petitions for

petitioned for the insertion upon the balsubmission of the question; the question being

lot for the election to be held on Novemproperly placed upon the ballots as provided by ber 3d next the following question: "Will the election law (Gen. Laws 1896, c. 11, $ 22),

this town grant licenses for the sale of inas amended by Pub. Laws, 1904-05, p. 167, c. 1229, § 2, passed April 26, 1905.

toxicating liquors"—the petitioner averring, (Ed. Note. For other cases, see Intoxicating

also, that he “has a large property which Liquors, Dec. Dig. $ 25.*]

would greatly deteriorate in value should

an election result in prohibiting the sale of On Rehearing.

intoxicating liquors.” The section in ques3. INTOXICATING LIQUORS ($ 25*)—LOCAL OPTION-ELECTIONS-NOTICE.

tion reads as follows: "The electors of the The void provision of Gen. Laws 1896, c. several cities and towns who are qualified 102, § 4, requiring city and town clerks, upon to vote in the election of all general ofpetition of electors, to insert a proposition for

ficers, shall, at each election of general oftaking a vote on the question whether liquor licenses shall be granted in the warrant calling

ficers, cast their ballots for or against the the town, ward, or district meetings, is not in- granting of licenses for the sale of intoxFor other cases see same topic and section NUMBER in Dec. & Am. Digs. 1907 to date, & Reporter Indexes

本 *

icating liquors pursuant to this chapter: As to the remainder of section 4, c. 102, Provided, that no vote shall be taken on this Gen. Laws 1896, above quoted, which is as question in any city or town unless a number follows: of the qualified electors equal in cities to ten “Sec. 4. The electors of the several cities per centum, and in towns to fifteen per cen- and towns who are qualified to vote in the tum, of the vote cast for general officers at election of all general officers, shall, at each the election next preceding, shall petition the election of general officers, cast their ballots city or town clerk therefor at least twenty for or against the granting of licenses for the days prior to said election; and the city or sale of intoxicating liquors pursuant to this town clerk shall upon such petition insert a chapter.

If a majority of the balproposition providing for taking such vote in lots so cast at any such election be against the warrant calling the town, ward or dis- the granting of such licenses, no license untrict meetings, and shall at least fifteen days der the provisions of this chapter shall be previous to the day of said election file with granted in such city or town during the the secretary of state a certificate that the twelve calendar months next after such question, 'Will this town (or, city) grant li- election, nor until such city or town shall censes for the sale of intoxicating liquors,' is vote at some subsequent election of general to be submitted to the vote of the people in officers to grant such licenses; but if the such town or city. If a majority of the bal- majority of the ballots cast at any such eleclots so cast at any such election be against tion shall be for the granting of such licenses, the granting of such licenses, no license un- then licenses under the provisions of this der the provisions of this chapter shall be chapter shall be granted in such city or town granted in such city or town during the during the twelve calendar months next after twelve calendar months next after such elec- such election and until such city or town tion, nor until such city or town shall vote at shall vote at some subsequent election of gen., some subsequent election of general officers eral officers not to grant licenses”—we hold to grant such licenses; but if the majority of that the general purpose of the section is to the ballots cast at any such election shall be require the electors of the several cities and for the granting of such licenses, then li- towns to cast their ballots for or against the censes under the provisions of this chapter granting of licenses, etc., at each election shall be granted in such city or town during of general officers, with general provisions the twelve calendar months after such elec- as to the effect of the majority of the ballots tion and until such city or town shall vote at cast on the future granting of licenses, that some subsequent election of general officers such remainder of section 4 forms in itself not to grant licenses.”

a clear, complete, and intelligible statute, enThe court is of the opinion that so much of tirely similar in its effect as to the whole the statute above quoted contained in section state to chapter 87, $$ 3, 4, 5, Pub. St. 1882, 4, c. 102, Gen. Laws 1896, as follows: "Pro- as applied to Providence and Pawtucket for vided, that no vote shall be taken on this several years.

The question, "Will this question in any city or town unless a number town (or, city) grant licenses for the sale of of the qualified electors equal in cities to ten intoxicating liquors ?" should be placed upon per centum, and in towns to fifteen per cen- the ballots to be used in the several cities and tum, of the vote cast for general officers at towns of the state at the ensuing election of the election next preceding, shall petition the general officers in accordance with the procity or town clerk therefor at least twenty visions of section 22 of chapter 11 of the days prior to said election; and the city or General Laws of 1896, as amended by section town clerk shall upon such petition insert 2 of chapter 1229 of the Public Laws of 1904a proposition providing for taking such vote 05, passed April 26, 1905. The proviso of in the warrant calling the town, ward or dis- the statute under which the respondent Watrict meetings, and shall at least fifteen days terman, town clerk of the town of Cranston, previous to the day of said election file with has given his certificate to the respondent the secretary of state a certificate that the Bennett, Secretary of State, in this case, question, 'Will this town (or, city) grant li- having been herein declared to be void, we ceuses for the sale of intoxicating liquors ? hold that it conferred no jurisdiction upon is to be submitted to the vote of the people the town clerk to make such certificate. in such town or city"—is incapable of any The writ of certiorari prayed for by the reasonable construction, and contains no lan- petitioner will therefore be granted. guage from which this court can deduce any rule applicable to the whole state, either as

On Rehearing. to the basis of computation of the number of The only new suggestion in the petitioner's names required to make a valid petition or as motion for reargument is contained in the to the method by which the clerk of any third ground, as follows: "Chapter 9, § 12, town or city shall determine either the num- Gen. Laws 1896, prescribes notice of meetings ber required or the qualifications of the per- by warrant of town and city clerks. The sons whose names are signed to such peti- proviso in section 4, c. 102, Gen. Laws 1896, tions.

requires the city and town clerks to insert We therefore hold that such proviso is the proposition in their warrants for elec

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