||COMPILER'S NOTE. This index is published by virtue of an act of the Thirtieth Legislative Assembly of Utah, according to the provisions of which David Evans of the Council, and J. N. Kimball and M. F. Arnett of the House, were appointed a committee to supervise its compilation. The work was delegated to me and on its completion was approved by the committee. Reference to the provisions of Vol. II of the Compiled Laws of J 888 is made wholly by sections, the advantage of which is evident. Reference to the other volumes is by pages, the manner of the compilation not permitting sectional references. The appropriation for printing did not permit of the making of other than paper-bound copies of this index, but that will not be a disadvantage since every one should have it bound together with the Laws of 1890 and the Laws of 1892. The amendments to our laws made by the last two legislative assemblies are noted herein by references to 1890 or 1892, in parenthesis, placed before the reference amended. The provisions of our Codes relative to Justice Court Practice are so distributed as to cause considerable annoyance, to relieve which there are inserted before sectional references to District Court Practice references in parenthesis to J. C. which indicate and refer to similar provisions applying to Justices' Courts. Probate Procedure is all indexed alphabetically under the heading of Estates of Deceased Persons, an arrangement which will greatly simplify that practice. So many cross-references are made all through the index that some of them will be somewhat indirect, but while they may be a nuisance at times their value in other instances will serve as a compensation. Not many persons realize the amount of painstaking labor involved in the production of this volume, but when it is considered that nearly thirty thousand references are made, each one of which required careful attention, no doubt a liberal allowance will be made for occasional errors and omissions. It has been my object to send forth an index that will be clear and full enough to make the practice of law under our rather awkwardly compiled codes much less burdensome. Certainly it is not philanthropy misdirected, but whether sufficiently well carried out to merit commendation remains to be seen. GRANT H. SMITH, Salt Lake City, July 15, 1892.