No. 186.

162 U.S. 290 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 796

40 L.Ed. 972


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. E.A. McMath for the motion. Mr. W.C. Oliver was on his brief.

Mr. D.P. Stubbs opposing. Mr. W.F. Rightmire was on his brief.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER delivered the opinion of the court.

This was an action brought by plaintiffs in error, citizens of the State of Illinois, against more than thirty defendants, alleged to be citizens of the State of Kansas, in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Kansas. The petition averred the execution by defendants of a certain contract annexed for the payment to plaintiffs of five thousand dollars for the construction, erection and...

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