There were a number of other witnesses examined, but nothing appears in their testimony which, in my judgment,. impeaches the bona fide character of the sale. The qnestion is not whether a price was realized as great as might have been obtained under some other circumstances, but whether the plaintiff was free from all collusion, and acted within the limits of the authority conferred upon the bank, when the bonds were pledged, in reg,ard to the mode of sale or default in the payment of the note. I am satisfied that there was no collusion in the matter; that the plaintiff, in the acts complaiil.ed of, was prompted solely by the desire to do the best he could for the parties interested; and that the defendant corporation is bound by the result of the sale. The net proceeds were credited January 11,1882, on the judgment and execution, and the plaintiff is entitled to the mandamus prayed for in his petition, and it is ordered accordingly.
(Oircuit Court, E. D. Missouri.
Where a judgment had been recovered against a county upon coupons which it had issued, and a peremptory writ of mandamus had been granted, commanding the county court of said county to pay the party who had recovered said judgment a certain proportion of a fund in the county treasury which had .been collected for the purpose of paying such coupons as the relator had recovered upon, and also commanding the levy and collection of a tax with which to pay any balance remaining due upon said judgment after the appliof said proportion of said fund to its payment; and where the respondhad appealed from the order of the court granting such peremptory writ, and had filed an appeal bond, and a 811persedeas had been granted staying further proceedings under said writ, and the judgment creditor filed a new information entirely ignoring the previous mandamus proceedings in the case, and asking for an alternative writ of mandamus commanding said county court to pay him on account of said judgment a certain Bum alleged to be in the treagury of said county, and to levy and collect a tax sufficient to pay the balance remaining due upon said judgment after said fund had been applied thereon,-held, that an alternative writ should be allowed.
Information for an Writ of Mandamus. On the seventh of April, 1881, John T. Hill, the relator herein, obtained a judgment against Cape Girardeau county for $6,659.80,\ ,
*Heported by B. F. Rex, Esq., of the St. Louis bar. \
UNITED STATES V. CAPE GIRARDEAU CO.
and on May 3, 1882, the Ninth National Bank of New York city ana Elisha Foote each obtained a judgment against the same party for $4:,609.28 and $2,070.72, respectively. All of the judgments were upon coupons detached from county bonds of said county, and all of the judgment creditors were represented by the same attorney. At the time the judgments were obtained there was a fund in the county treasury of Cape Girardeau county sufficient to pay about, 64 per cent. on them, if applied, pro rata. The fund had been collected for the purpose' of paying said coupons. The county court having refused to pay any part of said judgments, an information for an alternative writ of mandamus was filed in each of the cases, alleging the existence of said fund in the treasury of said county, and asking for orders to compel the county court to pay said fund to said judgment creditors, and to levy a tax-sufficient to pay any balance remaining due upon their judgments after said fund had been applied upon them. The county court did not pay said fund to said creditors, nor did they levy any tax, but filed returns giving reasons why they should not be compelled to do so. These returns were demurred to, and the demurrers were sustained. Thereupon said judgment creditors moved the court to issue peremptory writs of mandamus in said cases, and on the fourteenth of November, 1882, peremptory writs were issued, by which said county court was "commanded forthwith to cause to be paid to said relators, or to John B. Henderson, their attorneyof record,.whatever amount of money may now be and remain* ing in the treasury of [your] said county to the credit of said township of Cape Girardeau applicable to the payment of the judgments heretofore recorded herein; said amount being whatever sum has not been heretofore paid on judgments and writs thereunder, pro mta: rendered upon coupons for which taxes have been collected for the coupons due, of the same year, which said judgments and writs, if any, other than the relator's herein, unless of equal date herewith, are to be excluded in said pTa rata computation." An appeal was taken to the supreme court of the United States from the order of the court granting a mandamus in the case of the relator, and an appeal bond in the sum of $1,000 having been filed, a supersedeas was granted by the comt staying all further proceedings under said writ in the case of said Hill. The peremptory writ was duly served and a return made, which need not be here set forth. Subsequently, this information was filed by the relator herein. The information entirely ignores all previous mandamus proceedings in the case; states the amount of the judgment; that it remains unpaid; that there is $5,000 il\
the county treasury of Cape Girardeau county, collected for the purpose of paying the coupons sued on, and asks for a mandamus directed to the county court of Cape Girardeau county and to the justices thereof, commanding them to pay the plaintiff, or his attorney of record, the said sum to the credit of said judgment, or as much of said sum as remains in the treasury; and if any balance remain due and unpaid on said judgment, interest, and costs, after the payment of said sum, he asks that the court be ordered to levy a tax for the purpose of paying such balance. The amount alleged to be in the treasury by this information differs from the amount mentioned by the previous information. The respondents objected to an alternative writ being granted, on the ground that all further proceedings had been stayed by said appeal and supersedeas. J. B. Henderson and James M. Lewis, for relator. Henry Cunningham; for respondent: TREAT, J. If the information had stated fully what the records of the court show, the question to be determined could have been raised on demurrer. True, the court is supposed to know by its record what has been done in a case before it, wherein supplemental or 1Lncillary proceedings are sought; yet no intelligent review of its action could be had, if its judgment were based on records not brought forward or referred to in the ancillary pleadings. It is important that the grave propositions underlying the motion for this alternative writ should be .clearly disclosed, and to do so an answer is needed. When the answer appears, it may be that this court, if it feels at liberty to pass upon the questions de novo, will have to review the whole subject involved. It is not proper, at this stage of the inquiry, to discuss those questions. The alternative writ is allowed, in order that the whole subject, in its legal aspect, may be fairly before the cOllrt in a way for the final review, if desil'ed, by the United States supreme court. Let the writ go.
v. HATCH and another.
May 8, 1883.
(Circuit Court,8. D. New York.
PnOUISSORY NOTE-NOTICE OF DISlIONOTt-PLEADING.
Where 1he indorser of a promissory note in her answer denies that she" received due notice of non-payment" and knowledge of protest, this is a sufficient denial of the constructive notice arising from the due sendir!g, as well as the actual notice arising from the receipt, of a noticu.