DOE V. WATERLOO MIN. CO.
garded in assessing the damages. I have found much trouble in making a just as.<;essment of the damages. But under the proof I have concluded that $1,571'.95 would be fair and reasotlable."
The record does not show that any request was made to the trial judge to be more specific in his findings. To the extent which he went in the case, we think he has complied with th., seventh section of the statute of 1887, in relation to findings of the court. As we regard his finding, it was one for "a pile driver, its tackle, apparel, and furniture," as one certain thing. As it is ad· mitted that all the evidence is not brought up in the record, we cannot say that the judge erred in not being more specific. The fifth assignment of error is that the court erred in failing to find that, as the plaintiff was in charge of his own pile driver when it was lost, the defendants are not liable in damages for the loss of the pile driver and its equipments. We do not find in the record any evidence to show that the plaintiff was in charge of his own pile driver when it was lost; in fact, the contrary appears. The motion to dismiss the appeal herein is denied, and the judge ment appealed from is affirmed.
DOE v. WATERLOO MIN. CO.
(Circuit Court, S. D. California. March 22, 1894.)
FEDERAL COURTS-MISTAKE IN DECREES-CORRECTION AFTER TERM.
Mistake of counsel, whereby a decree is entered which does not conform to the opinion of .the. circuit court, cannot be corrected by that court after the lapse of the term.
Bill by John S. Doe against the Waterloo Mining Company. On motion to amend the decree. Daniel Titus, for complainant. A. H. Ricketts, for defendant. ROSS, District Judge. By mistake of counsel, the decree en· tered in this case did not, in some important respects, conform to the opinion and decision of the court theretofore rendered and entered of record; but the fact was not brought to the attention of the court until long after the lapse of the term at which the decree was entered, when a motion was made on behalf of the defendant in the suit to so amend the decree as to make it conform to the decision of the court. The moving party, I think, will have to look for the correction sought to the appellate court, where the case is now pending; for it is the established law that in the federal courts the power does not exist, after the lapse of the term at which a judgment or decree is entered, to so change or modify it as to substantially vary or a,ffect it in any material thing. Bronson v. Schulten, 104 U. S. 410; Sibbald v. U. S., 12 Pet. 491. Momon denied.
:ALBRIGHT etal. 'T. OYSTER et &1· (Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. March 2, 1894.)
ApPEA';""'RIGHT TO ApPEAL--'ESTOl'PEL.
who, pursuant tQ the provisipns of .ll decree, demand and receive a COPV:eyance of lands from a are thereby estopped from appealing from the decree; ,for they cannot accept Its benefits, and at the same time have a review In respect to its'burdens.
Appeal tromthe Circuit Court()f the United States for the Eastern District of Missouri. EdwllJ,'d:P. Johnson,'for appellants. DavidP.Dyer and F.' S. appellees. Judges. Before 9ALDWELL and PER OURIAM. Thi;$ is an applicatiollfor a rehearing of a motion to dismiss the appeal in this case. That motion was granted early in this term. The decree from which this appeal was taken, which was rendered April 15, 1893, provided, among other things, that one Lloyd D. Mitchell, a trustee, that had been appointed in the place of George Oyster, deceased; should, convey to the appellants a large quantity of lands, the title to which was originally in volved in this 'suit. May 22, 1893, on the demand of the appellants, this trustee conveyed these lands to them, pursuant to the decree, and the appellants accepted the deed, and afterwards placed it on record. The next day after they" obtained this deed undet the decree, they appealfrom th,at decree, to this court. No rule is better took settled than that a litigant who accepts the benefits or any substantial part of the benefits of a judgment or decree is thereby estopped from reVieWing and escaping from its burdens. He cannot avaH himself of its advantages, and then question its disadvantages in a higher court. It is said that the right of the appellants to the conveyance of the lands they obtained was no longer in controversy, but that the title to them had been finally decreed to the appellants. But this does not relieve the appellants from the estoppel. It was by the direction of this decree from which they now appeal that the deed to these lands was made by the trustee and received by them. They Could not take the title to these lands from the trustee by virtue of the. decree, even if that title was no longer in dispute, and then appeal from the decree, and contest the provisions of it that were onerous to them. We are of the opinion that the acceptance of this deed under the decree estopped the appellants from exercising any right of appeal they otherwise might have exercised. It was the receipt of a substantial benefit that they could not have obtained without the decree, and they ought not to be permitted to review the provisions of it with which they are not satisfied, after taking the benefit of those they approve. The motion for a rehearis denied.