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7 Case & Com. 1 (1900-1901)

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    Case and Comment

                               NOTES OF




VoL. 7

JUNE, 1900.

No. 1

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              Rochester. N. Y.
NEW YoRK,                     CHICAGO,
79 Nassau St.                116 Monroe St.
Entered at postollice at Rochester, N. Y., as
          second-class mail matter.

          Peter S. Grosseup.
  Peter Stenger Grosscup was born February
15, 1852, at Ashland, Ohio. His lineage on
his father's side runs back to Holland; on his
mother's to Germany; but all the ancestors
have been in this country from before the
Revolution.  His great-grandfather, Paul
Grosscup, was for many years a member of
the Pennsylvania Colonial Assembly, and,
afterwards, of the Pennsylvania State Assem-
bly, as, also, of the convention that in 1789, at
Philadelphia, framed the first Constitution.
The connections on the father's side also in-
clude the Stengers, well known in Pennsylvania
politics and at the bar.
  His mother's name was Bowermaster, whose
grandfather held a commission in the Revolu-
tionary War, and whose father was a soldier
in the W¢ar of 1812. On this side, he is con-
nected with the Studebakers, well known in
the business world, as, also, with the Mohlers,
some of whom are well known in railway
  He was educated in the schools of Ashland,
and in Wittenberg College, one of the educa-
tional institutions of the Lutheran Church,
graduating in 1872, at the head of his class.
He obtained his degree of Bachelor of Laws
from the Boston Law School.

  He practised law in Ashland, Ohio, from
1874 to 1883, being city solicitor for six years
of that time. In 1876 he was a candidate of
the Republican party for Congress, but was
defeated. Coming to Chicago in 1883, he
entered the law firm headed by Leonard Swett,
a former law partner of Abraham Lincoln,
and the best known lawyer, at that time, of
the West. From this time he participated in
some of the most important trials occurring in
the West, and built up his reputatin as a
  December 12, 1892, he was appointed to the
United States District Bench by President
Harrison. Soon after going upon the bench,
he attracted the attention of the entirecountry
in his decisions upon the application of the
government to close up the World's Colum-
bian Exposition on Sundays. He dissented
from the two circuit judges on that occasion.
On an appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals,
presided over by Chief Justice Fuller, this dis-
sent was sustained.
  His most widely known service, however,
  was in connection with the Debs riots in
  1894. In connection with Circuit Judge Wil-
  liam A. Woods, he issued the injunction in
  favor of the government and against the
  rioters on that occasion. When this injinc-
  tion was spurned by the rioters, he called
  upon the President for the Federal troops,-a
  call that unquestionably saved the city fr,,m
  mo) violence. Summoning the grand jury at
  the earliest day possible by law, lie deliv(red
  to them, on their assembling in the midst of
  the riots, a charge that gave hine an instant
  national reputation. This indictment, and ar-
  rests that followed, were the beginning of the
  end of mob violence.
  In January, 1899, on the death of Judge

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