No. 711.

162 U.S. 565 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 904

40 L.Ed. 1075


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 18, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Emanuel M. Hewlett, (with whom was Mr. Cornelius J. Jones on the brief,) for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Frank Johnston, attorney general of the State of Mississippi, submitted on his brief.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

The first question presented for our consideration relates to the application of the accused for the removal of the prosecution from the state court into the Circuit Court of the United States.

By section 641 of the Revised Statutes it is provided: "When any civil suit or criminal prosecution is commenced in any state court, for any cause whatsoever, against any person who is denied...

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