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Opinion of the Court.

government of the nation. But even if by the latter, it is distinctly not their testimony, but only an assumption preceding it. This testimony comes afterwards, and is confined to the verification of certain signatures. It follows from these views that the decree of the Court of

Private Land Claims should be and it is reversed and the cause remanded for further proceedings.

MR. JUSTICE GRAY concurred in the result.

MR. JUSTICE BREWER, MR. JUSTICE BROWN, MR. JUSTICE SHIRAS and MR. JUSTICE PECKHAM dissented.

Decisions announced without Opinions.

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No. 225. TOMPKINS v. COOPER, ADMINISTRATRIX. Error to the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia. Argued and submitted April 21, 1898. Decided April 25, 1898. Per Curiam. Dismissed for the want of jurisdiction on the authority of Oxley Stave Company v. Butler County, 166 U. S. 648, and cases there cited. Mr. Alexander C. King and Mr. J. Hubley Ashton for the plaintiff in error. Mr. W. C. Glenn for the defendant in error.

No. 229. LYMAN, ADMINISTRATOR, v. BOSTON AND ALBANY RAILROAD COMPANY. Error to the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts. Submitted April 21, 1898. Decided April 25, 1898. Per Curiam. Dismissed for the want of jurisdiction on the authority of Davis v. Geissler, 162 U. S. 290, and cases cited. Mr. M. F. Dickinson, Jr., and Mr. Samuel Williston for the plaintiff in error. Mr. Samuel Hoar for the defendant in error.

No. 233. UNITED STATES V. MOGLASBAN. Error to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Submitted April 26, 1898. Decided May 2, 1898. Per Curiam. Dismissed for the want of jurisdiction on the authority of Hunt v. United States, 166 U. S. 424. Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Assistant Attorney General Boyd for the plaintiff in error. Mr. George E. Sutherland' and Mr. H. L. Eaton for the defendant in error.

No. 359. Nords" R M v. MoYER, SHERIFF, ETC. Appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of

Decisions announced without Opinions.

Washington. Motions to dismiss or affirm submitted May 6, 1898. Decided May 9, 1898.' Per Curiam. Order affirmed, with costs, on the authority of Craemer v. Washington, 168 U. S. 124; Nordstroin v. Washington, 164 U. S. 705, and cases cited. Also see State v. Nordstrom, 7 Wash. St. 506. Mr. James Hamilton Lewis for the appellant. Mr. W. C. Jones and Mr. Patrick Henry Winston for the appellees.

Decisions on Petitions for Writs of Certiorari.

No. 616. HENRY v. PITTSBURGH CLAY MANUFACTURING COMPANY.; Third Circuit. Denied April 11, 1898. Mr. Albert H. Clarke and Mr. Frederic D. McKenney for petitioner.

No. 614. CITY OF RICHMOND V. SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY. Fourth Circuit. Granted April 18, 1898. Mr. C. V. Meredith for petitioner.

No. 618. WADE v. Travis COUNTY, TEXAS. Fifth Circuit. Granted April 18, 1898. Mr. Joseph Paxton Blair and Mr. Frank W. Hackett for petitioner.

No. 613. LOUISVILLE Trust COMPANY V. LOUISVILLE, NEW ALBANY & CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY. Seventh Circuit. Granted April 25, 1898. Mr. St. John Boyle for petitioner. Mr. A. H. Joline, Mr. Il. B. Turner, Mr. G. W. Kretzinger and Mr. E. C. Field opposing.

No. 630. JACKSONVILLE, MAYPORT, PABLO RAILWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY v. HOOPER. Fifth Circuit. Denied April 25, 1898. Mr. A. W. Cockrell and Mr. James Lowndes for petitioner. Mr. James R. Challen opposing.

Decisions announced without Opinions.

No. 634. ERIE AND WESTERN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY v.. UNION STEAMBOAT COMPANY. Sixth Circuit. Granted April 25, 1898. Mr. Harvey D. Goulder and Mr. F. H. Canfield for petitioner.

No. 637. STEARNS v. LAWRENCE, RECEIVER, ETC. Sixth Circuit. Denied April 25, 1898. Mr. Mark Norris and Mr. Duane E. Fox for petitioner.

No. 556. Dawson v. Rushin, AGENT. Eighth Circuit. Denied May 2, 1898. Mr. William M. Cravens for petitioner.

No. 639. CHARLES POPE GLUCOSE COMPANY v. CHICAGO SUGAR REFINING COMANY. Seventh Circuit. Denied May 2, 1898. Mr. L. L. Coburn for petitioner. Mr. Charles K. Offield opposing

No. 622. MCMULLEN V. HOFFMAN, EXECUTRIX. Ninth Circuit. Granted May 9, 1898. Mr. L. B. Cox, Mr. Wm. A. Maury and Mr. R. Percy Wright for petitioner. Mr. Rufus Mallory opposing

No. 626. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF Kiowa County, Kansas, v. RATHBONE. Eighth Circuit. Denied May 9, 1898. Mr. Daniel Smyth for petitioner. Mr. John F. Dillon, Mr. Harry Hubbard and Mr. John M. Dillon opposing.

No. 628. City Of Denver v. Barber Asphalt Paving COMPANY. Eighth Circuit. Denied May 9, 1898. Mr. John F. Shafroth for petitioner. Mr. James H. Brown opposing.

No. 641. VENNER v. FARMERS' LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY. Eighth Circuit. Denied May 9, 1898. Mr. W. E. Blake for

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petitioner. Mr. Wm. A. Underwood, H. B. Turner, David McClure and Mr. Frederick B. Van Vorst opposing.

No. 643. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RAILWAY ComPANY V. BOSWORTH, RECEIVER. Seventh Circuit. Granted May 9, 1898. Mr. George R. Peck and Mr. Burton Ilanson for petitioner. Mr. Bluford Wilson and Mr. Philip B. Warren opposing

CEIVER.

No. 644. HUNTTING ELEVATOR COMPANY v. Bosworth, Re

Seventh Circuit. Granted May 9, 1898. Mr. George R. Peck and Mr. Burton Hanson for petitioner. Mr. Bluford Wilson and Mr. Philip B. Warren opposing.

No. 645. .

Rau v. Bosworth, RECEIVER. Seventh Circuit. Granted May 9, 1898. Mr. George R. Peck and Mr. Burton Hanson for petitioner. Mr. Bluford Wilson and Mr. Philip B. Warren opposing.

No. 647. BOSWORTH, RECEIVER, v. CARR, RYDER & ENGLER COMPANY. Seventh Circuit. Granted May 9, 1898. Mr. Bluford Wilson and Mr. Philip B. Warren for petitioner. Mr. George R. Peck and Mr. Burton Ilanson opposing.

Denied

No. 649. Fitzhugh v. Hazzard. Fifth Circuit. May 9, 1898. Mr. A. S. Lathrop for petitioner.

No. 651. CANADA SUGAR REFINING COMPANY, LIMITED, v. INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA. Second Circuit. Granted May 9, 1898.

Mr. Wilhelmus Mynderse for petitioner. Mr. Clifford A. Hand opposing.

No. 654. WILLIAM JOHNSTON & Co. (LIMITED) v. Johanson.

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