No. 801.

162 U.S. 664 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 943

40 L.Ed. 1109


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 4, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. W.H.H. Miller and Mr. Ferdinand Winter, (with whom was John B. Elam on the brief,) for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Solicitor General for defendants in error.

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

Fifty-two requests for instructions were submitted on behalf of the defendants to the trial court. The assignments of error are sixty-two in number. The uselessness of this multitude of assignments is demonstrated by the fact that but nineteen out of the sixty-two were relied upon at bar. These nineteen are grouped in the brief of counsel for plaintiff in error under

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