The wives of most well-to-do men outlive them; and now that grandmothers live so much longer than they used to, the whole concept of what they are to do with their bequests and their trust funds has been changed. A modern Will — and the generosity to implement it—is still the exception, not the rule, as GEORGE W. ALGER explains in this sage article. A leader of the NewYork bar and a Vermonter by birth, Mr. Alger began to practice in Manhattan in 1895. He is today the senior partner of Alger. Andrew & Rohlfs.
“The position in which the American courts are placed to-day is a peculiarly delicate one. On the one side are those to whom modern American legislation is the new barbarism threatening the states and nation … On the other side are those who contend that legislation of the new type is necessary and unavoidable.”