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Decisions Per Curiam, Etc.

DECISIONS PER CURIAM FROM MAY 1, 1917, TO

JUNE 11, 1917, NOT INCLUDING ACTION ON PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF CERTIORARI.

No. 897: H. N. JOHNSON ET AL., APPELLANTS, v. WilLIAM G. MCADOO, SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT. Appeal from the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. Motion to affirm submitted April 30, 1917. Decided May 7, 1917. Per Curiam. Judgment affirmed with costs upon the authority of Belknap v. Schild, 161 U. S. 10; Postal Supply Co. v. Bruce, 194 U. S. 601; Goldberg v. Daniels, 231 U. S. 218; Louisiana v. McAdoo, 234 U. S. 627. Mr. Cornelius J. Jones for appellants. The Solicitor General for appellee.

No. 860. JOSEPH FRIEDMAN, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR, v. UNITED STATES. In error to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Motion to dismiss submitted April 30, 1917. Decided May 7, 1917. Per Curiam. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of MacFadden v. United States, 213 U. S. 288. Mr. William H. Taylor for plaintiff in error. The Solicitor General for the United States.

No. 253. HIDEKUNI IWATA, APPELLANT, v. CHARLES T. CORNELL, AS IMMIGRATION INSPECTOR IN CHARGE. Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of California. Submitted May 3, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Judgment affirmed with costs upon the authority of (1) Bugajewitz v. Adams,

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228 U. S. 585, 590, 591; (2) Zakonaite v. Wolf, 226 U. S. 272; Lewis v. Frick, 223 U. S. 291; (3) United States v. Juy Toy, 198 U. S. 253; Chin Yow v. United States, 208 U.S. 8; Tang Tun v. Edsell, 223 U. S. 673; Low Wah Suey v. Backus, 225 U. S. 460. Mr. Lewis H. Smith for appellant. The Solicitor General for appellee.

Nos. 878 and 879. PHILADELPHIA & READING RAILWAY COMPANY, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR, v. UNITED STATES. In error to the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Motion to dismiss submitted May 7, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of McLish v. Roff, 141 U. S. 661, 665; Covington v. First National Bank, 185 U. S. 270, 277; Heike v. United States, .217 U. S. 423. Mr. William Clarke Mason and Mr. Charles Heebner for plaintiff in error. The Solicitor General for the United States.

No. 178. EMMA TAYLOR, ADMINISTRATRIX OF FRANK TAYLOR, DECEASED, AND JOHN P. KIRBY, PLAINTIFFS IN ERROR, V. DRAINAGE DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-SIX OF EMMET COUNTY, IOWA, ET AL. In error to the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa. Submitted April 19, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Judgment affirmed with costs upon the authority of Huling v. Kaw Valley Railway Improvement Co., 130 U. S. 559; Winona & St. Paul Land Co. v. Minnesota, 159 U. S. 540; Leigh v. Green, 193 U. S. 79; Ballard v. Hunter, 204 U. S. 241, 261, 262; American Land Co. v. Zeiss, 219 U. S. 47. Mr. Edgar A. Morling for plaintiffs in error. Mr. Hugh H. Obear for defendants in error.

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Nos. 832, 833, and 834. MATEO FAJARDO CARDONA, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR, v. PEOPLE OF PORTO Rico. In error to the Supreme Court of Porto Rico. Motion to dismiss or affirm submitted May 7, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of Deming v. Carlisle Packing Co., 226 U. S. 102, 105; Overton v. Oklahoma, 235 U. S. 31; Stewart v. Kansas City, 239 U. S. 14. Mr. Willis Sweet for plaintiff in error. Mr. S. T. Ansell for defendant in error.

No. 250. STATE OF NEBRASKA EX REL. HENRY C. BITTENBENDER AND ADA M. BITTENBENDER, PLAINTIFFS IN ERROR, v. Excise BOARD OF THE CITY OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. In error to the Supreme Court of the State of Nebraska. Submitted May 1, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of (1) Eustis v. Bolles, 150 U. S. 361; Leathe v. Thomas, 207 U. S. 93; Mellon Co. v. McCafferty, 239 U. S. 134; (2) Jones v. Montague, 194 U. S. 147; Richardson v. McChesney, 218 U. S. 487; Stearns v. Wood, 236 U. S. 75. Mrs. Ada M. Bittenbender for plaintiffs in error. Mr. C. Petrus Peterson and Mr. George W. Berge for defendant in error.

No. 266. GRAND RAPIDS & INDIANA RAILWAY ComPANY, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR, v. UNITED STATES. In error to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Submitted May 4, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of Hollander v. Fechheimer, 162 U. S. 326; California National Bank v. Stateler, 171 U. S. 447; Martinez v. International Banking Corporation, 220 U. S.

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214, 222-223. Mr. James H. Campbell and Mr. Elvert M. Davis for plaintiff in error. Mr. Assistant Attorney General Underwood and Mr. S. Milton Simpson for the United States.

No. 849. PRAIRIE OIL & Gas COMPANY, SENES W. ANTHONY, AND CHARLES ANTHONY, PLAINTIFFS IN ERROR, V. ANNIE CARTER. In error to the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma. Motion to dismiss submitted May 7, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of $ 237, Judicial Code, as amended by the Act of Congress of September 6, 1916, c. 448, 39 Stat. 726. (Petition for a writ of certiorari denied, March 12, 1917.) Mr. Joseph W. Bailey and Mr. George S. Ramsey for plaintiffs in error. Mr. S. W. Hayes for defendant in error.

No. 372. GEORGE SCHWEDE v. ZENITH STEAMSHIP Co. On certificate from and writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Argued October 17, 18, 1916. Reargued January 10, 11, 1917. Decided May 21, 1917. Per Curiam. Judgment of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Ohio affirmed with costs by an equally divided court and cause remanded to the said District Court. (Mr. Justice Day took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.) Mr. R. B. Newcomb and Mr. Frank M. Cobb for Schwede. Mr. Luther Day for Zenith Steamship Company.

No. 29. Original. Ex parte: IN THE MATTER OF BERNIE J. BERNHARD, PETITIONER. Submitted May 21, 1917. Decided June 4, 1917. Per Curiam. Rule discharged and

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