124 US 519 Fayolle v. Texas Pac Ry Co

124 U.S. 519

8 S.Ct. 588

31 L.Ed. 533

FAYOLLE et al.

February 6, 1888.

[Statement of Case from pages 519-522 intentionally omitted]

W. D. Davidge and William H. Trescott, for motion.

W. D. Shipman, opposed.


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This motion is granted. The decree was rendered November 12, 1883. An appeal was taken at the same time in open court, returnable to our October term, 1884, which ended May 4, 1885, but it was not docketed here until January 17, 1886. That was too late, as the appeal had become inoperative through the failure of the appellants to docket the case here at the return-term. Grigsby v. Purcell, 99 U. S. 505, and cases there cited; Killian v. Clark, 111 U. S. 784, 4 Sup. Ct. Rep. 700; Caillot v. Deetken, 113 U. S.; 215, 5 Sup. Ct. Rep. 432. The excuse presented for the failure to docket in time is not sufficient to give the appellants the benefit of any exception to this rule, which was recognized in Grigsby v. Purcell, 507. Neither does the case come within that of Edwards U. S., 102 U. S. 575, because the transcript of the record was not lodged in the office of the clerk of this court until after the return-term of the appeal, and no attempt was made to get it upon the docket until another term had passed and still another had begun. Dismissed.