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DEBTS (see also Claims)-

against decedent's estate, proving of, etc., 330–360.
husband not liable for wife's, before marriage, 1166.

proceedings in case of, 1167.
mutual, may be used as set-off, 1563.
priority of payment of decedent's, rule governing, 356.
real estate may be sold when personal estate of decede not sufficient to pay,

etc., 96.
record, proof of, 1070.

sale of decedent's estate to pay, 146.
DECEDENT-

accounts of executor, 361-372.
concealment of assets of, by stranger, procedure, etc., 122.
estates, administration of, etc., 259-308.

allowance for lost property, 372.
assets, what are, 317.
assets, exempt, 314.
debts of, proof of, etc., 330–360.
inventory to be made of, 309-316.
investment of funds, where payments to be made at distant date, 369.
rule of distribution in case of intestacy, 373.
sale of, when, etc., 322–326.

for payment of debts, etc., 119, 146, 624, 742.

no sale if bond given, etc., 147.
suits by and against, 327-329, 1266.
priority in payment of debts, rule governing, 356.

real estate may be sold when personal estate not sufficient to pay debts, etc., 96.
DECREE (see Order)--

attachment may issue to enforce, 108, 113, 114, 115.
enforcement of, 113, 129.
for partition, 93.
for sale of estate to pay debts, 96.
in assignment of dower, 86, etc.
period in which may be enforced, 1212, etc.
sale of estates of infants, 91, etc., 156, 165.

when to have effect of conveyance, 97, 101.
DEDIMUS POTESTATEM-

supreme court may grant, to take depositions, 1058.
DEED OF TRUST

death of trustee, effect of, 533, 534.
debtor not to bid at sale under, 542, 544.
effect of death of one trustee, etc., 533, 534.
execution, delivery, effect of, etc., 521.
expenses and commissions in case of sale of, 545.
lien of, on conveyance of real estate, when superior to judgment, etc., 1216.
on property, exempt, 1106.
securing debt on personal chattels, to be recorded, 546.

terms of sale in case of, 539.
DEEDS (see Recorder of deeds) -

absolute, acknowledgment, form, etc., 492-520.
acknowledgment in island possessions, p. 418.
acknowledgment in Guam, Samoa, Panama, p. 419.
adverse possession, etc., 513.
chattels, recording of, etc., 546, 547.
copy of records as evidence, 1071.
covenants in case of, 505-512.
estates created by, 492, 512, 1025.
evidence of, what is, 499, 1071.
fee for acknowledgment by clerk of court, etc., 178.
forms of, 556.
future estates created by, 1025.
recorded prior to code defectively acknowledged, when, etc., 515.
priority of, 500.
suit may be brought to vacate fraudulent, etc., 1122.
tender of by plaintiff, 1009.
when to take effect, 499.

DEFENDANT-

witness on behalf of, in criminal cases, 920.

discharge of, for purpose of becoming witness, 921.
DEFINITIONS-

bill, bank, bearer, etc., 1304.
covenant, 505, 510.
of certain offenses, 904.
grant, bargain, and sell, 503.

die without issue,"' 504.
reasonable time, 1304.
value, 905, 1304.
warrant in conveyance, 507-510.

words of inheritance, 502.
DE LUNATICO INQUIRENDO-

writ of, to issue out of probate court, 167.
DEMURRER-

not waived by pleading over, 1533.
DENTISTRY (see acts June 6, 1892; Feb. 5, 1904; May 7, 1906)—

acts regulating the practice of to remain in force, 1636 (27 Stat., 42).
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE-

establishment of, duties, etc., 645–657.
fraternal beneficial association to be enjoined from continuance of business, when,
761-763.

nonresident to file charter, etc., 751.
DEPOSITIONS (see Evidence)-

application for, in criminal cases, 922, 923.
before whom may be taken, 1058
commission to take, may be issued, 26, 132, 144, 1060.
de bene esse, when taken, 1058.

may be read in probate court, 144.
filing of, by officer taking, 1058.
in perpetuam rei memoriam, may be taken, 1061.
interrogatories, 447, 1089.
notaries public may take, etc., 560.
not permissible at trial, when witness may be present, etc., 1060.
probate court may issue permission for taking, etc., 144.
referee may take, in equity, etc., 415.
summons to issue, by officer before whom to be taken, 1058.

taken on commission from courts outside of district, 1062.
DEPREDATION-

fixtures in houses, books, records, etc., penalty, etc., 825, 826, 844, 847, 848, 849.
DEPUTY CORONER-

appointment of, compensation, etc., 196.
DEPUTY MARSHAL-

salary of, 188.
DESCENT-

advancement of real estate, effect on, 959, 1630.
escheat of lands, etc., 962.
of father's estate, 941, etc.
of mother's estate, 945, etc.
of estate acquired by purchase, 948.
of half blood, 949.
of whole blood, 954.
of trust estate, 952.
party committing murder, etc., not to inherit property from deceased, 961.
rule of distribution in case of intestacy, 373.
rules as to representation, 955.
rulee governing, 940–962, 1297.
to antenuptial children, 957.
to children, 940.
to husband, 951.
to wife, 951.
to illegitimate children, 958.

to posthumous child, 953.
DESERTION

ground for divorce, etc., 966.

DESTRUCTION-

of fixtures, etc., in houses, 825, 847, 848.
of library booke, 849.
of public records, 844.
of will and testament, 830.

stolen property, offense of, 828.
DETAINER-

offense of forcible entry and, 851.
DEVISE (see Wills)-

bars dower, when, 1172–1176.
general of all property, 1623–1633.
for churches, clergy, or religious purpose, valid, when, 1635.
for institutions of learning, 576, 579, 580.
lapsed or void, effect of, 1631.
married women may take, in lieu of dower, 1172.
of real estate to be sold for debt, etc., 94.
realty and personalty to wife, effect of, etc., 1174-1175.

renunciation of, by will, 1173–1175, 1176.
DIRECTORS-

corporatione, number of, etc., 736.
DISABILITY-

in sale of lands, etc., 91-93, 111.

limitation in saving right, 1265.
DISORDERLY HOUSE

offense of, 1.
DISSOLUTION-

alteration in names of partners resulting in, etc., 1512.
corporations, provisions with reference to, 768–797.

involuntary, procedure, etc., 145, 786.
voluntary, of partnership. 1527.
DISTRIBUTION

debts must be first satisfied, 359.
decedent's estate, notice to be given to creditors, 345.
estates to next of kin and legatees, 373–394.
of decedent's estate, how to be enforced, 119.
of surplus, 374–388.
of specific property, 389-390.

when will is proved after letters granted, 290.
DISTRICT COURT (see Supreme court) -

jurisdiction of, 15, 84.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (see Commissioners, District of Columbia; see also

Origin and government of, by Dr. Wm. Tindall, and Handbook, by Lewis M.

Miller, Esq.)
fees not to be paid clerk of court or marshal for services, 177.
offense of receiving stolen property of, 832.
reversion of land to, when, 388.
salaries of judges, one-half to be paid by, 232, etc.

stealing property of, offense of, 831.
DISTRICT ATTOŘNEY (see Attorney for the District of Columbia; United States

attorney).
DIVORCE-

admissions shall not be taken as proof, 964.
alimony pendente lite, 975.
a mensa et thoro, revocation, 969, 970.
à vinculo and a mensa et thoro, cause for, 966, 968.
a vinculo corespondents shall be made parties, 983.
annulment of marriage, 966, 981.
assignment of attorney in uncontested cases, 982.
contract of marriage may be declared void, when, 966, 1284.
counsel fees, who shall pay, 983.
custody of children, 975.
decree annulling marriage, 965.
effect on issue, 972-974.
equity court to have jurisdiction of causes for, 85.
grounds for, 963–966.
maiden name of wife may be restored, 979.
maintenance of wife, 980.
parties must be residents, 971.

DIVORCE-Continued.

proceedings, petition, etc., 85, 963.
provisions with reference to, 963–983.
remarriage of parties, 966.

United States attorney's duty in connection with proceedings for, 185.
DOCKET-

clerk, Supreme court, to keep judgment, 477, 1217.
justice of the peace to keep, etc., 38, 39.

penalty for failure to keep, etc., 38.

disposition of, on death or resignation of, 39.
register of wills to keep, of claims passed by court against estates, 354, 355.
DOWĚR-

acknowledgment by married woman as barring right to, etc., 517.
application for assignment of, to be made to equity court, 85.
assignment of, 86-90.

when widow of tenant in common, 87, 90.
right of wife to attach on partition, etc., 88.
laid off in kind, on refusing to consent to sale, etc., 89.

division of proceeds of sale between tenants in common, etc., 90.
before sale of decedent's estate, 149.
married woman may take devise in lieu of, 1172–1175.
release of, in case of person non compos mentis, etc., 115b, 168.
release by wife of, in deed, 494.
right of wife to, 1158.
right of wife in administration, 374-376.

widow not entitled in account of advancement, 379.
DRUNKARDS-
habitual, appointment of committee to manage estate, 115f.

bond, powers of, etc., 115f.

restoration of estate, when, 115f.
may be divorced, 966.
DUEL-

challenging to fight, offense of, etc., 852–854.
DURESS-

commercial paper made under, void, 1359.

marriage under, voidable, 966, 1285.
DWELLINGS-

in alleys (see 27 Stat., 396).
penalty for destroying, etc., 820-823, 1231.

E.
EARNINGS-

exemption of, 1107.
EDUCATIONAL SOCIETIES-

provisions with reference to organization and incorporation of, 559-604.
EIGHT-HOUR LAW, 892–894.
EJECTMENT-

action of, may be brought to recover possession of premises, 984, 1225.
adverse possession, 999.
counts in declaration, 986.
declaration shall contain, what, 985, 986, 995.
deed tender of by plaintiff, 1009.
evidence, 988.
expiration of title pending suit, 998.
improvements, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008.
joint tenants and tenants in common, 994,
judgment, 1002, 1010.
landlord and tenant, 996.
mesne profits and damages, 995.
outstanding legal title, 989.
outstanding legal action not barred, 990.
parties, 984.
plaintiff may elect between improvement and damages, 1007.
provisions with reference to, 984-1010.
recovery of less than claimed, 993.
several judgments against defendant, 992.
suit for rent or damages, 997.
verdict, 1000, 1001.
where married woman is tenant, 1169.

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ELECTION-

betting on, when forbidden, etc., 869.
of collateral securities, etc., 48.
of dower, 1173.

of guardian by minor, 155.
EMBALMING-

dead bodies, when permitted, 683.
EMBEZZLEMENT-

by common carriers, inn keepers, etc., 837, 841.
by warehousemen, 838.
offense of, punishment, etc., 833, 834, 839.

receiving property affected by, 836, 838.
property belonging to District of Columbia, 831, 833.
EMINENT DOMAIN-

provisions with reference to condemnation of land for public use, 483-491.

trial of suits in exercising right of, 84.
EMPLOYEES (See Hours)

common carriers' liability to their, 1303a.
of Government exempt from service on jury, 217.
of Government shall neither give nor receive gifts, etc. (act July 1, 1902; 32

Stat., 591).

of foreign ministers, when not exempt, etc. (R. S. U.S., 4065).
ENLISTMENT-

of indigent boys, 166.
ENTRY-

and detainer, forcible, 851.

unlawful, on private property, punishment for, etc., 824.
EQUITY-

contracts of wife deemed equitable estates, 1156.
courts, decrees of, may be revived by scire facias, etc., 1104.
courts, decrees of, execution of, etc., 1104.
courts, jurisdiction of, etc., 85, 115a, etc.
courts, jurisdiction of, concurrent with probate court over distribution of estates,

etc., 119.
curtesy in equitable estates, 1159.
dower rights in equitable estates, 1158.
enforcement of mechanics' lien in, 1246.
enforcement of equities in judgment in, 1084.
estates of married women in, 1171.
judgment lien on estates in, 1084, 1214.
mechanics’ lien enforcible in, 1246.
principles shall remain in force, 1640.
proceedings for change of name shall be in, 1298.
suits in, not to abate because of death, 243–246.
testimony in causes of, how taken, 1061.

writs of lunacy shall be issued from, 415a.
ESCHEAT-

lands for failure of heir, etc., 388, 962.

real estate held by aliens and certain corporations, 396–397.
ESTATES (see also Real estate)-

administration of, by executors, etc., 259-308.
arbitration of controversies arising in settlement of, etc., 145.
assets, what are decedents', 317.
at will, what are, 1036.
by parole, 1116.
by purchase, descent of, 948.
by sufferance, what are, 1034, 1116.
character of, 1011-1036.
classes created by deed or will, 1025.
concealment of, by executor, etc., 124.

by a stranger, 122.
conditional, 100.
contingent, sale of, 97, etc.
created by deed or will, 492.
curtesy in, 1159.
decedents', period of limitation in suits against, 1266.

proof of debts, etc., 330–360.
sale of, etc., 322–326.

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