AMES v. HAGER.
(Oircuie Oourl, N. D. California. September 17, 1888.)
NATIONAL COURTS-CASES 'ARISING UNDER REVENUE LAwS,-JURISDICTIONAL AMOUNT.
Clause 4, § 629, Rev. St.. was not repealed by the act of March 3, 1875; (18 St. 470,) or by the act of March 3. 1887, (24 St. 552,) defining the jurisdiction of the circuit courts, and these courts have jurisdiction in suits arising under revenue laws, although the amount in dispute is less than $2,000. . (Syllabu8 by the CourtS '
tUc'ns substantially to the language of the act of 1789, conferring genera! jurisdiction. and, doing so, is it not reasonable to suppose, that by this return to the language of that act it was intended td embrace the subject-matter o'nly, of that act, with respect to limiting the jurisdiction by the amount in dispute? If not so intended, then no suit could be brought under the act of 1875, under either of the clauses subsequent to the third, including suits upon patents for inventions, unless the amount in dispute exceeds $500, and none ca,ri now be brought under the act of 1887, unless the amount involved exceeds $2,000. Although in some doubt on the point, I shall hold, that only the first three clauses are covered, , and therefore repealed, by the acts of 1875 and 1887, and that under the fourth clause it is not necessary that the amount in dispute should exceed $2,000 in order to give the court jurisdiction. Let the demurrer be overruled.
YEARIAN v. HORNER lit
(()ircuit Court, E. D. Missouri, E. D. September 26, 188&.
REMOVAL OF CAUSES-SEPARABLE CONTROVERSy-PARTNERSHIP-ACCOUNTING.
A bill by one partner against others, praying an account of the proceeds of , , partnership property sold by some of the partners to a corporation also a defendant, upon which sale it averred that part of the purchase money is stiil due. and praying that defendant partners be enjoined from selling, and the de· fendant corporation from the transfer on its books of, certain stocks , of the corporation belonging' to the firm, and the appointment of a receiver. does not present a separable controversy between the corporation and any of the parties, and is not, therefore, under the third clause of act Congo March 8,1887, 2, removable to the federal court at the instance of the non-resident corporation.
Motion to Remand to State Court. BillbyW. H. Yearian against A. T. Horner and others to compel an account of partnership transactions, and for an injunction. On the petition of the Montrose Placer Mining Company, the cause was removed from the state court into this court. Before BREWER, Circuit Judge, and THAYER, District Judge. Boyle, Adams &: McKdghan, for'plaintiff. Reynolda &: Rolfe, for defendant. THAYER, J. Thisis a motion to remand the case to the state court. The record. was removed to this court by the Montrose Placer Mining Company, one of ,the five defendants, upon the theory that there is involved in the suit a separable controversy which is wholly between citizens of different states, and is therefore removable under the third clause of the second section or'the act of March 3,,1887, regulating the jurisdiotion of the federal courts. The petition for removal asserts that plaintiff is a citizen of California; that one of the individual defendants' is a citizen of Missouri; that another is a citizen of Colorado; that the mining company .isatl Illinois corporation; and that the citizenship of the