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Supreme Court has no authority further to con- | qualified, and that there was no law of the sider or dispose of it, in absence of parties de- state of Oklahoma authorizing a revival or fendant, despite importance to people of state continuance of the cause of action against that subject-matter be determined. such successors, it follows that the conAppeal from the District Court of the troversy has become merely moot and that

United States for the Eastern District of
Oklahoma.

Suit for injunction by Charles B. Shaffer against E. B. Howard, Auditor of the State of Oklahoma, and John S. Woofter, Sheriff of Creek County, Okl. From a decree refusing injunction and dismissing the bill for want of equity (250 Fed. 873), complainant appeals. Decree reversed, and cause remanded, with directions to dismiss bill for want of proper parties.

Messrs. Malcolm E. Rosser and George S. Ramsey, both of Muskogee, Okl., for appel

lant.

Mr. S. P. Freeling, of Oklahoma City, for appellees.

we have no authority to further consider or dispose of it. Warner Valley Stock Co. v. Smith, 165 U. S. 28, 34, 17 Sup. Ct. 225, 41 L. Ed. 621; Chandler v. Dix, 194 U. S. 590, 592, 24 Sup. Ct. 766, 48 L. Ed. 1129; Pullman Co. v. Croom, 231 U. S. 571, 575, 34 Sup. Ct. 182, 58 L. Ed. 375.

True it is that counsel in agreeing as to the statement above referred to suggest that, although the successors in office of the former defendants intend in the discharge of their official duties to enforce the tax comnevertheless, in view of the importance to plained of unless enjoined from doing so, the people of the state that the subjectmatter of the controversy be here determin

ed, now request a decision of the pending cause irrespective of the disappearance of the parties defendant. But the absence of

Memorandum opinion by Mr. Chief Justice power which results from such disappear

WHITE.

This suit was commenced against E. B. Howard, auditor of the state of Oklahoma, and John S. Woofter, sheriff of Creek county in that state, to enjoin such officials from enforcing a tax levied under the law of Oklahoma on the ground of the repugnancy of such tax to the Constitution of the United States. The court refused an injunction and dismissed the bill for want of equity, and the case was brought here.

ance cannot be supplied by the request referred to, since after all it amounts to but a suggestion that that be done which there is no authority to do; in other words that the cause be decided in the absence of the par-, ties whose presence is essential to its deci sion. United States v. Boutwell, 17 Wall. 604, 609, 21 L. Ed. 721; United States ex rel. Bernardin v. Butterworth, 169 U. S. 600, 609, 18 Sup. Ct. 441, 42 L. Ed. 873; Pullman Co. v. Croom, 231 U. S. 571, 576, 34 Sup. Ct. 182, 58 L. Ed. 375.

* Counsel for both parties having stated in answer to an inquiry on the subject submit- It follows therefore that the decree below ted to them by the court while the cause must be reversed, and the cause be remandwas pending after argument under submis-ed, with directions to dismiss the bill for sion that the term of office of the defendant want of proper parties; officials had expired and their successors had } And it is so ordered.

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PER CURIAM. Dismissed for want of ju- PER CURIAM. Dismissed for the want of risdiction upon the authority of section 237 of jurisdiction upon the authority of (1) section the Judicial Code (Act March 3, 1911, c. 231, 128 of the Judicial Code (Act March 3, 1911, 36 Stat. 1156), as amended by the act of Sep-c. 231, 36 Stat. 1133 [Comp. St. § 1120]); Ste. tember 6, 1916, c. 448, § 2, 39 Stat. 726 (Comp. venson v. Fain, 195 U. S. 165, 166, 25 Sup St. § 1214). Ct. 6, 49 L. Ed. 142; Hull v. Burr, 234 U. S.

712, 720, 34 Sup. Ct. 892, 58 L. Ed. 1557; St. Anthony's Church v. Pennsylvania R. R. Co., 237 U. S. 575, 577, 35 Sup. Ct. 729, 59 L. Ed. 1119; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R. R. Co. v. Yurkonis, 238 U. S. 439, 444, 35 Sup. Ct. 902, 59 L. Ed. 1397; (2) Farrell v. O'Brien, 199 U. S. 89, 100, 25 Sup. Ct. 727, 50 L. Ed. 101; Empire State-Idaho Mining, etc., Co. v. Hanley, 205 U. S. 225, 232, 27 Sup. Ct. 476, 51 L. Ed. 779; Goodrich v. Ferris, 214 U. S. 71, 79, 29 Sup. Ct. 580, 53 L. Ed. 914; Brolan v. United States, 236 U. S. 216, 218, 35 Sup. Ct. 285, 59 L. Ed. 544.

(249 U. S. 580)

No. 356. The UNITED STATES ex rel. George W. BILLERMAN, appellant, v. Matthew J. LONG, Criminal Sheriff of the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana. March 3, 1919. Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. William Winans Wall, of New Orleans, La., for appellant.

V.

PER CURIAM. Dismissed for want of jurisdiction upon the authority of Farrell O'Brien, 199 U. S. 89, 100, 25 Sup. Ct. 727, 50 L. Ed. 101; Empire State-Idaho Mining, etc., Co. v. Hanley, 205 U. S. 225, 232, 27 Sup. Ct. 476, 51 L. Ed. 779; Goodrich v. Ferris, 214 U. S. 71, 79, 29 Sup. Ct. 580, 53 L. Ed. 914; Brolan v. United States, 236 U. S. 216, 218, 35 Sup. Ct. 285, 59 L. Ed. 544.

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No. 798. Kate Richards O'HARE, petitioner, v. The UNITED STATES of America. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 253 Fed. 538. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 598) No. 801. FOX TYPEWRITER COMPANY, petitioner, v. August J. OEHRING and Pratt March 3, 1919. For & Whitney Company. opinion below, see 251 Fed. 584. Messrs. Fred L. Chappell and Chappell & Earle, all of Kalamazoo, Mich., for petitioner. Mr. Hans v. Briesen, of New York City, for respondents. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 599)

No. 812. ATLANTA NATIONAL BANK, petitioner, v. William A. FULLER, Trustee, etc. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 278. Messrs. Jack J. Spalding, and Hughes Spalding, both of Atlanta, Ga., John A. Sibley, of Milledgeville, Ga., Daniel McDougald, Eugene Dodd, and Harry Dodd, all of Atlanta, Ga. Messrs. King & Spalding and Dodd & Dodd, all of Atlanta, Ga., of counsel), for petitioner. Messrs. Walter S. Dillon and J. H. Porter, both of Atlanta, Ga. (Mr. Luther Z. Rosser, of Atlanta, Ga., of counsel), for respondent. Peti

tion for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 599)

No. 814. NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY, petitioner, V. Furney KING. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 97 S. E. 29. Messrs. Robert N. Simms, of Ra

leigh, N. C., and William B. Rodman, of Norfolk, Va., for petitioner. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of North Carolina denied.

(249 U. S. 599)

No. 658. Ed C. LASATER, petitioner, v. MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM COMPANY et al. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 193 S. W. 773. Messrs. W. E. Pope and Gordon Boone, both of Corpus Christi, Tex., and James R. Dougherty, of Beeville, Tex. (Messrs. G. R. Scott and Boone & Pope, all of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Dougherty & Dougherty, of Beeville, Tex., of counsel), for petitioner. Meesrs. George C. Greer, of Dallas, Tex., Barry Mohun, of Washington, D. C., W. H. Francis, of Dallas, Tex., Robert W. Stayton, of Corpus Christi, Tex., and T. C. Mann, of Laredo, Tex. (Messrs. Kleberg & Stayton, of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Hamilton & Mann, of Laredo, Tex., of counsel), for respondents. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the Court of Civil Appeals for the Fourth Supreme Judicial District of the State of Texas denied.

(249 U. S. 598)

No. 784. The CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY, petitioner, V. O. W. SEAY. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see Dickinson v. Seay, 175 Pac. 216. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma denied.

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(249 U. S. 599)

No. 821. E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS & COMPANY, petitioner, v. George C. BRISCO. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 962. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 600)

No. 817. JAMES KENNEY, petitioner, v. The UNITED STATES of America. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 262. Messrs. J. Q. Mahaffey, John J. King, and W. L. Estes, all of Texarkana, Tex., for petitioner. Messrs. Alex. C. King, Sol. Gen., of Atlanta, Ga., and Claude R. Porter, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the United States. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 600)

No. 826. F. R. GLASCOCK and the Deming Investment Company, petitioner, v. Ellis McDANIEL et al., minors, by J. O. Cravens, guardian. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 175 Pac. 737. Messrs. William B. Moore and George S. Ramsey, both of Muskogee, Okl.,

for petitioner. Petition for a writ of certiorari í opinion below, see 32 Cal. App. 184, 167 Pac. to the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma 199. Messrs. U. S. Webb and John T. Nourse, denied. both of San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiff in er

(249 U. S. 600)

No. 830. LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD

COMPANY, petitioner, v. NEW JERSEY FI

DELITY & PLATE GLASS INSURANCE

COMPANY. March 3, 1919. For opinion below, see 105 Atl. 206. Messrs. Lindley M. Garrison, of New York City, Gilbert Collins, of Jersey City, N. J., Edgar H. Boles, of Philadelphia, Pa., Richard W. Barrett, of New York City, and Geo. S. Hobart, of Jersey City, N. J., for petitioner. Mr. Maximilian M. Stallman, of Newark, N. J. (Mr. Jeremiah F. Hoover, of Newark, N. J., of counsel), for respondent. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of New Jersey denied.

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PER CURIAM. Dismissed for the want of of the Judicial Code (Act March 3, 1911, c. jurisdiction upon the authority of section 237 231, 36 Stat. 1156), as amended by the act of September 6, 1916, c. 448, § 2, 39 Stat. 726 (Comp. St. § 1214).

(249 U. S. 581)

No. 209. The STATE OF CALIFORNIA, plaintiff in error, v. PACIFIC POWER COMPANY. March 10, 1919. In error to the District Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, State of California. For opinion below, see 32 Cal. App. 175, 162 Pac. 643. Messrs. U. S. Webb and John T. Nourse, both of San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiff in error.

PER CURIAM. Dismissed for the want of jurisdiction upon the authority of section 237 of the Judicial Code (Act March 3, 1911, c. 231, 36 Stat. 1156), as amended by the act of September 6, 1916, c. 448, § 2, 39 Stat. 726 (Comp. St. § 1214).

No. 439. William P. RICHARDSON, plaintiff in error, v. LIBERTY OIL COMPANY et al. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 143 La. 130, 78 South. 326. Mr. E. J. Jacquet, of New Orleans, La., for plaintiff in error. Motion to dismiss denied.

(249 U. S. 600)

No. 543. Gideon M. FREEMAN, petitioner, v. The UNITED STATES of America. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 243 Fed. 353, 156 C. C. A. 133. Mr. C. W. Pendleton, Jr., of Los Angeles, Cal., for petitioner. The Attorney General, for the United States. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 581)

No. 606. H. A. JASTRO et al., plaintiffs in error, v. Elias FRANCIS et al. March 10, 1919. In error to the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico. For opinion below, see 172 Pac. 1139. Messrs. Alonzo B. McMillen, of Albuquerque, N. M., and Alex Britton and Evans Browne, both of Washington, D. C., for plaintiffs in error. Mr. Bernard S. Rodey, of Albuquerque, N. M., for defendant in error.

PER CURIAM.

No. 161. SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, plaintiff in error, v. John NEWMAN. March 10, 1919. In error to the Superior Court risdiction upon the authority of Farrell v. Dismissed for want of juof Los Angeles County, State of California. O'Brien, 199 U. S. 89, 100, 25 Sup. Ct. 727, Messrs. Henry T. Gage and William I. Gilbert, 50 L. Ed. 101; Empire State-Idaho Mining, both of Los Angeles, Cal., for plaintiff in error. etc., Co. v. Hanley, 205 U. S. 225, 232, 27 PER CURIAM. Dismissed for the want of Sup. Ct. 476, 51 L. Ed. 779; Goodrich v. jurisdiction upon the authority of section 237 Ferris, 214 U. S. 71, 79, 29 Sup. Ct. 580, 53 of the Judicial Code (Act March 3, 1911, c. 231, L. Ed. 914; Brolan v. United States, 236 U. S. 36 Stat. 1156), as amended by the act of Sep-216, 218, 35 Sup. Ct. 285, 59 L. Ed. 544. tember 6, 1916, c. 448, § 2, 39 Stat. 726 (Comp. St. § 1214).

(249 U. S. 581)

No. 208. The STATE OF CALIFORNIA, plaintiff in error, v. MONO COUNTY IRRIGATION COMPANY. March 10, 1919. In error to the District Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, State of California. For

(249 U. S. 582)

No. 682. Bessie TYRRELL, etc., petitioner, v. Charles B. SHAFFER et al. March 10, 1919. On writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma. For opinion below, see 174 Pac. 1074. Messrs. Henry B. Martin and Richard Clyde Allen, both of Tulsa,

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Okl., for petitioner. Messrs. Malcolm E. Ross- [Arnold, Batchelder & Luther, of Boston, Mass.,
er, of Muskogee, Okl., and William S. Cochran, of counsel), for respondent.
of Tulsa, Okl., for respondents.
Court of Appeals for the First Circuit denied.
writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit
Petition for a

PER CURIAM. Affirmed upon the authority of Gilcrease v. McCullough et al., 249 U. S. 178, 39 Sup. Ct. 198, 63 L. Ed. 547, decided March 3, 1919.

(249 U. S. 600)

No. 810. AMERICAN RAILROAD COMPANY OF PORTO RICO, petitioner, v. The

(249 U. S. 602)

No. 829. J. F. WEEKS et al., petitioners, v. The ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FÉ Wallace, of Rockville Center, N. Y., for petitionRAILWAY COMPANY. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 513. Mr. Geo. PEOPLE OF PORTO RICO. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 369. Mr. Fran-ers. Messrs. Gardiner Lathrop, of Chicago, Ill., cis H. Dexter, of San Juan, P. R., for peti-J. W. Terry, of Galveston, Tex., and A. H. Cultioner. Messrs. Edward S. Bailey, of Wash-Well, of El Paso, Tex. (Messrs. Turney, Culington, D. C., and Howard L. Kern, of San well, Holliday & Pollard, of El Paso, Tex., of Juan, P. R., for the People of Porto Rico. Pe- counsel), for respondent. Petition for a writ of tition for a writ of certiorari to the United certiorari to the United States Circuit Court States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied. Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 601)

No. 818. Frances B. FOSTER, suing for herself and surviving children of A. G. Foster, deceased, petitioner, v. J. L. LANCASTER and Pearl Wight, receivers, etc. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 260 Fed. 5. H. Winter, of El Paso, Tex., for petitioner. Mr. W. Mr. George Thompson, of Ft. Worth, Tex., for respondents. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied. (249 U. S. 601)

No. 823. The CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY, petitioner, v. J. F. McBRIDE. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 206 S. W. 149. Mr. Thomas S. Buzbee, of Little Rock, Ark., for petitioner. Messrs. Thomas M. Seawell and Frank Pace, both of Little Rock, Ark., for respondent. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas denied.

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The UNITED STATES of America. No. 836. John RUDOLPH, petitioner, v. (249 U. S. 602) 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 256 Fed. 990. March (Mr. Isidore Oshlag, of Brooklyn, N. Y., of Mr. Alexander S. Drescher, of Brooklyn, N. Y. counsel), for petitioner. O'Brian and Alfred Bettman, Special Assts. Messrs. John Lord Atty. Gen., for the United States. Petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied.

No. 839. The CINCINNATI, NEW
(249 U. S. 602)
LEANS & TEXAS PACIFIC RAILWAY COM-
OR-
PANY, petitioner, v.
March 10, 1919.
William SHERIDAN.
Messrs. Edward Colston and
George Hoadly, both of Cincinnati, for peti-
Tenn., and J. H. Frantz, and Charles M. Sey-
tioner. Messrs. R. B. Cassell, of Harriman,
mour, both of Knoxville, Tenn., for respondent.
Petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme
Court of the State of Tennessee denied.

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MASSACHUSETTS, petitioner, v. The LIQ-
No. 844. The COMMONWEALTH
UID CARBONIC COMPANY.
1919.
March 10,
For opinion below, see 121 N. E. 514.
Messrs. Henry C. Attwill, of Boston, Mass., and

No. 827. Joseph P. KEEFE, trustee, etc., Wm. Harold Hitchcock, Asst. Atty. Gen., for petitioner, v. WORCESTER TRUST COM-petitioner. Messrs. Charles A. Snow and WilPANY. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, liam P. Everts, both of Boston, Mass., for resee 253 Fed. 536. Mr. Arthur T. Johnson, of spondent. Boston, Mass., for petitioner. Mr. Edmund K. the Supreme Judicial Court of the State of Petition for a writ of certiorari to Arnold, of Boston, Mass. (Messrs. Peabody, Massachusetts denied.

(249 U. S. 595)

No. 857. H. E. KIRCHNER, petitioner, v. The UNITED STATES of America. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 255 Fed. 301. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted.

(249 U. S. 603)

No. 858. The CITY OF NEW YORK, petitioner, v. Arthur Carter HUME, as receiver, etc. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 255 Fed. 488. Mr. William P. Burr, of New York City, for petitioner. Mr. Joseph A. Kellogg, of New York City (Mr. Arthur Carter Hume, of New York City, of counsel), for respondent. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals

for the Second Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 603)

No. 859. L. P. LARSON, JR., COMPANY, petitioner, v. MINT PRODUCTS COMPANY. March 10, 1919. Mr. George I. Haight, of Chicago, Ill. (Messrs. Charles H. Aldrich, of Chicago, Ill., and Frank F. Reed, of Minneapolis, Minn., of counsel), for petitioner. Mr. James R. Offield, of Chicago, Ill., for respondent. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Cir cuit denied. For opinion below, see 257 Fed. 270.

(249 U. S. 603)

No. 861. Charles K. DUNCAN, as trustee, etc., petitioner, v. AMERICAN TRUST & SAVINGS BANK. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 780. Messrs. Claude D. Ritter and W. J. Wynn, both of Birmingham, Ala., for petitioner. Mr. Forney Johnston, of Birmingham, Ala., for respondent. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 595)

(249 U. S. 603)

No. 882. David J. KREUZER, petitioner, v. The UNITED STATES of America. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 34. Messrs. S. Mayner Wallace and Shepard Barclay, both of St. Louis, Mo., for petitioner. Mr. Claude R. Porter, of Centerville, Iowa, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the United States. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied.

No. 884. The

(249 U. S. 604) MENT & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, ST. CHARLES AMUSEpetitioner, v. Ludwig B. ELHARDT et al. March 10, 1919. Fed. 275. Mr. Lowrie C. Barton, of Pittsburgh, For opinion below, see 254 Pa., for petitioner. Messrs. H. C. Mead, T. A. Wright, Robt. M. Jones, and Will D. Wright, all of Knoxville, Tenn., for respondents. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 604)

No. 885. Samuel BERNSTEIN, petitioner, v. The UNITED STATES of America. March 10, 1919. For opinion below, see 254 Fed. 967. Mr. Robert H. Talley, of Richmond, Va., for petitioner. Mr. Claude R. Porter, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the United States. Petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied.

(249 U. S. 619) No. 152. DOUGLAS PARK JOCKEY CLUB, plaintiff in error, v. T. H. TALBOTT et al., composing Kentucky State Racing Commission. March 13, 1919. In error to the Court of Appeals of the State of Kentucky. For No. 863. The PENNSYLVANIA RAIL- opinion below, see 173 Ky. 685, 191 S. W. 474. ROAD COMPANY, petitioner, v. KITTANING Mr. John Bryce Baskin, of Louisville, Ky., IRON & STEEL MANUFACTURING COM- for plaintiff in error. Messrs. John T. Shelby, PANY. March 10, 1919. Petition for a writ Robert L. Northcutt, and John Craig Shelby, of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State all of Lexington, Ky., for defendant in error. of Pennsylvania granted. For opinion below, | Dismissed with costs per stipulation. see 263 Pa. 205, 106 Atl. 207.

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