M conveyed a portion of his land to X, through whom the defendant claims, the circumstances being such that X acquired a way of necessity over the land retained by M. X recorded his deed. Later M conveyed his remaining land to H, through whom the plaintiff claims. H was a purchaser for value without notice of the way of necessity. The plaintiff sought to enjoin the defendant from entering his land, and the defendant attempted to justify on the ground of this way of necessity. Held, under the recording acts the plaintiff as a bona fide purchaser took free from the burden of the easement. Backhausen v. Mayer, (Wis. 1931) 234 N.W. 904.