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(without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... Ing more or less of an effort to disguise his true and genuine
handwriting, or do you have an opinion on that point? A. Yes, I
have an opinion. "Q. State the opinion. A. I do not think there is
very much to disguise about that. "Q. Do you think there Is any? A.
Slight, some little, but not very much." This was objected to by
the defendant, upon the ground that it was mere speculation and not
a proper matter of opinion, and the objection is now renewed.
Whether or not an expert in handwriting may be asked to give an
opinion, from a mere inspection of the disputed writing, whether it
is in a genuine or a disguised hand, was at one time the subject of
much difference of opinion; but it seems to be now reasonably well
settled that this species of evidence, though generally of slight
weight, and often immaterial, is competent. Moodv v. Rowell, 17
Pick. (Mass.) 490, 28 Am. Dec. 317; 3 Wigmore, Ev. 2026. But, be
this as it may, it is plain that the particular testimony, against
which this objection is directed, was of such trifling import that
the defendant could not have been injured by its admission. Holmes
v. Goldsmith, 147 U. S. 150, 164, 13 Sup. Ct. 288, 37 L. Ed. 118.
Complaint is made that the letter in question was admitted in
evidence over the objection that it did not appear to be too
obscene, lewd, and lascivious to be more fully set forth in the
indictment, as was therein alleged. A reading of the letter,
however, satisfies us that it was fittingly characterized in the
indictment, and, besides, the complaint is disposed of by the
ruling in Dunlop v. United States, 165 U. S. 486, 497, 17 Sup. Ct.
375, 41 L. Ed. 799, where it is said: "Whether the matter was too
obscene to be set forth in the record was a matter primarily to be
considered by the distri...
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