Condensed Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery
Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois

Norman L. Freeman, Reporter

Volume 85

Containing the Remaining Cases Submitted at the January Term, 1877,
the Cases Submitted at the June Term, 1877, and
a Portion of the Cases Submitted at the Sept. Term, 1877.

Printed for the Reporter
Springfield: 1878

Table of Cases


Court Case County Page #
Front Matter . title, ii, iii, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x
Proceedings upon the Death of Onias C. Skinner . 1, 2, 3
Matilda Phillips v. Henry C. Dickerson McLean 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Nelson Morris v. W. Howard Thompson Morgan 16, 17, 18
Alice Burling, Admx. v. Illinois Central Railroad Company Marion 18, 19, 20, 21
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Company v. Emanuel Fowler Shelby 21, 22
Samuel T. Bartlett v. John Cunningham Montgomery 22, 23, 24, 25
The Chicago and Alton Railroad Company v. Charles Munroe McLean 25, 26
George Sloan v. John R. Graham et al. Clark 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Barbour Lewis v. George B. Pease Morgan 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
William C. Prather et al. v. The People of the State of Illinois Cumberland 36, 37, 38, 39
James M. Quinn v. F. A. Allen et al. Menard 39, 40, 41
Samuel B. Duryea v. Hermanus B. Duryea et ux. Adams 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
Edwin Weld, Exr. v. Sarah C. Sweeney DeWitt 50, 51, 52, 53
Jacob A. Dickason v. J. P. Dawson Georgia 53, 54, 55
Thomas Jewsbury et al. v. Charles O. Sperry Morgan 56, 57, 58
The Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad Co. v. Peter Walsh et al. Vermilion 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
Cyrus H. McCormick et al. v. Laban Littler Champaign 62, 63, 64, 65
Allen Dick v. George W. Moore Champaign 66
The National Bank of Jacksonville v. Mahlon Mapes et al. Morgan 67, 68
John Wickiser v. Margaret C. Cook Cumberland 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
John H. Strong v. George B. Leoffler Champaign 73, 74
Joel G. Morgan, for the use of Smyth, v. John H. Oberly Alexander 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79
Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway Company v. Harvey Beggs Menard 80, 81, 82, 83, 84
Jonas U. Grove v. Jonathan R. Miles Macoupin 85, 86, 87, 88
Alonzo L. Bushnell et al. v. Herman K. Wood McLean 88, 89
George P. Graff v. Egbert B. Brown Calhoun 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
John R. Kinnear v. George Mackey Ford 96, 97, 98, 99
Daniel L. Wells et al. v. Hiram Sandford et al. Edgara 100, 101
Jasper J. Peddicord et al. v. Charles E. Connard Macon 102, 103, 104, 105, 106
John Angelo v. George Faul Morgan 106, 107, 108, 109
Thomas H. Ricketts v. The Village of Hyde Park Cook 110, 111, 112, 113, 114
Samuel Vannatta v. John W. Brewer et al. Vermilion 114, 115, 116
Harrietta V. Helm v. John K. Webster Adams 116, 117, 118, 119
A. G. Trogdon, Admr. v. Elizabeth Murphy et al. Edgar 119, 120, 121, 122, 123
William Richardson v. Robert Hockenhull et al. Morgan 124, 125, 126, 127
Wesley Best v. James A. Beal Macoupin 127, 128, 129
Samuel G. Haslett et al. v. James H. Crain Pulaski 129, 130, 131, 132, 133
John Mason v. John Showalter Cass 133, 134
Lemuel Anderson v. Eliza Friend Logan 135, 136, 137, 138
John S. Lawver v. Emil H. Langhans DeWitt 138, 139, 140, 141, 142
Eli Reep v. The County of Menard Menard 143, 144, 145
William B. Phillips et al. v. Charles D. Webster et al. Champaign 146, 147, 148, 149
William Murphy v. Mary E. Williamson Clark 149, 150, 151, 152, 153
Alvis Sharp v. Spencer Smitherman Montgomery 153, 154, 155
Jefferson Koon v. Judson D. Nichols Ford 155, 156
Exra D. McMasters v. Thomas Alsop Logan 157, 158, 159
Owen Ball et al. v. Reason Hooten, Admr. McLean 159, 160, 161, 162
Josephus Hardman v. George W. Bradley Morgan 162, 163, 164
William F. Flagg v. James G. Stowe McLean 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170
Alvin Caldwell et al. v. Silas A. Evans et al. Piatt 170, 171, 172
Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway Company v. John H. Ingram McLean 172, 173
The County of Montgomery v. Sanford Robinson Montgomery 174, 175, 176, 177
Oliver March v. John Mayers et al. McLean 177, 178, 179
The Trustees of Schools, etc. v. Albert L. Otis et al. McLean 179, 180, 181, 182
Charles Tallman v. Simon Becker et al. Cook 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189
John Smith v. Enos Smith et al. Hancock 189, 190
John H. Francis v. Peter Kerker McLean 190, 191, 192, 193
Samuel W. Quinn v. Sarah A. Donovan Cumberland 194, 195, 196
Samuel C. Thompson v. Mary E. Weller Montgomery 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202
William Yoakum v. Milton B. Harrison et al. Menard 202, 203, 204
Michael C. McLain et al. v. The People, for use of George Moore et al. Coles 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211
Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Indiana and Illinois Central Railway Company Douglas 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218
Thomas J. Stoner v. James Millikin et al. Macon 218, 219, 220, 221, 222
David S. Blackburn v. Mary Jane Mann Vermilion 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228
Benjamin F. Westlake et al. v. Hobart S. Horton et al. Sangamon 228, 229, 230, 231, 232
Robert D. McDonald v. Joseph G. English Vermilion 232, 233, 234, 235, 236
Judge Trogden v. Jacob Henn Edgar 237, 238
John McDavid v. Millard F. Blevins Edgar 238, 239, 240, 241, 242
Levi Z. Leiter v. Robert D. Sheppard Cook

242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247

The People, Etc., for use of G. W. Kennard, v. Henry C. Core et al. Champaign 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255
Carol Gaytes v. The Franklin Savings Bank Cook 256, 257, 258
Samuel P. Hodgen v. Michael Henrichsen Logan 259, 260, 261, 262
Hiram H. Rosencrantz v. William W. Mason Macon 262, 263, 264
William L. Kenner v. Charles N. Harding McDonough 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278
Thomas Snell et al. v. Almond B. Ives, use, etc. McLean 279, 280
Thomas J. Vanbrunt v. David Singley Mason 281, 282, 283, 284
Lyman L. Adams et al. v. J. S. & G. S. Russell Morgan 284, 285, 286, 287, 288
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company v. Jonathan R. Saunders Sangamon 288, 289, 290
Letty Dye, Admx. v. William Noel et al. Exrs. Ford 290, 291, 292, 293, 294
The City of Paris v. Daniel R. Cracraft Edgar 294, 295
Philip F. Scanlan v. Thomas Cobb, Guardian, etc. Cook 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304
Martha E. Emmons et al. v. Catharine Moore Cook 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313
The Illinois Midland Railway Company v. Supervisor and Town Clerk of Town of Barnett DeWitt 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322
Jediah F. Alexander v. Samuel Colcord Bond 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331
Christian Joch v. Henry Dankwardt, for use, etc. Washington 331, 332, 333
The Howe Machine Company v. John B. Willie St. Clair 333, 334
John Scott v. Lee Buck Lawrence 334, 335, 336
Emil Kolbe v. The People of the State of Illinois St. Clair 336, 337
School Directors v. John Parks Clinton 338, 339, 340
John A. Crain, Guardian, etc. v. Burrell Kennedy et al. Washington 340, 341
James F. Labadie et al. v. William C. Hewitt St. Clair 341, 342, 343, 344, 345
Mary A. Herdman v. Charles T. Pace Washington 345, 346, 347
John N. Satterfield v. The County of Jefferson Jefferson 347, 348, 349
Edward S. Wilson v. Armilda C. Haecker et al. Marion 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356
Henry Weaver, Admr. v. Peter Fries St. Clair 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361
Benedict Frantz v. John F. Fleitz et al. St. Clair 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368
Eva Brenner v. Philip A. Gauch, Exr. St. Clair 368, 369, 370
The Cairo and St. Louis Railroad Co. v. James Woosley Jackson 370, 371, 372, 373, 374
William Musgrave et al. v. John F. Conover Saline 374, 375, 376, 377
Patrick H. Stack v. The City of East St. Louis St. Clair 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382
The City of East St. Louis v. Bridget Hackett St. Clair 382, 383
Jane Elder et al. v. J. Blackburn Jones et al. Randolph 384, 385, 386, 387, 388
Reuben Allen v. Charles M. Carr Clinton 388, 389
Edwards County v. White County White 390, 391, 392, 393
Nyburg & Provine v. H. R. Pearce Saline 393, 394, 395, 396
The County of St. Clair v. The People ex rel. Philip Keller St. Clair 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402
Frederick Remann, Jr. Exr. v. John H. Buckmaster et al. Fayette 403, 404, 405, 406
The St. Louis and Southeastern Railway Co. v. Edward C. Rice St. Clair 406, 407, 408, 409
The Trustees of Schools of T. 2 N., R. 6 W. v. Anton Hihler et al. St. Clair 409, 410
The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Henry S. Baker Madison 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416
James T. Cooper et al. v. The People, for the use of Madison County Macoupin 417, 418, 419, 420
George Briscoe v. Johnson A. Power Marion 420, 421, 422, 423
Alexander Byers et al. v. The First National Bank of Vincennes Richland 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428
Robert L. Guy, Admr. etc. et al. v. John C. Gericks Fayette 428, 429, 430, 431
Jackson Long v. Samuel R. Barker et al. Jasper 431, 432, 433, 434
George Himrod et al. v. Thomas Baugh, for use, etc. St. Clair 435, 436, 437, 438, 439
The Town of Grayville v. William F. Whitaker White 439, 440, 441
James Givens v. The Merchants' National Bank of St. Louis, Mo. Jefferson 442, 443, 444, 445, 446
John Rudesill et al. v. County Court of Jefferson County, for use, etc. Jefferson 446, 447, 448, 449, 450
David T. Phillips v. John D. Hood Jefferson 450, 451
Theodore Sontag v. Abram Gooding Monroe 452, 453
Catharine Hoffman et al. v. Peter Wilding St. Clair 453, 454, 455, 456, 457
Jeremiah Swartzbaugh v. The People of the State of Illinois Edwards 457, 458, 459, 460
St. Louis, Vandalia and Terre Haute R. R. Co. v. Christopher C. Funk Effingham 460, 461, 462
St. Louis and Southeastern Railway Company v. Thomas B. Needles, Assignee Washington 463, 464
St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Co. v. William W. Thomas St. Clair 464, 465, 466, 467, 468
Herman Nieman v. Rudolph Wintker et al. Washington 468, 469, 470
Adam Holtgreve v. Rudolph Wintker et al. Washington 470, 471, 472
James Hall v. Albert R. Shannon et al. Wabash 473, 474, 475
Alexander J. Nimmo v. Andrew J. Kuykendall Union 476, 477, 478
James M. Gregson v. Minor Allen et al. Randolph 478, 479, 480
The Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Stephen Modglin Union 481, 482, 483, 484
The People ex rel. Edward Phillips v. Herman Lieb, County Clerk, etc. Cook 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491
Henry Richardson et al. v. William Kelly Calhoun 491, 492, 493, 494
Thomas J. Richardson et al. v. The People, for the use of John W. Dugger Clinton 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500
Joseph Valtez v. The Ohio and Mississippi Railway Company St. Clair 500, 501, 502, 503
William Shennefield et al. v. Albert Dutton Effingham 503, 504, 505, 506
Abijah Leavitte v. Randolph County Randolph 507, 508, 509
Luke Brennan v. The Academy of Christian Brothers Madison 509, 510
Henry Kayser v. William H. Hall, Admr. Madison 511, 512, 513, 514
John Gohn et al. v. Joseph Doerle St. Clair 514, 515, 516
The Attorney General v. The Illinois Agricultural College et al. Washington 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521
The Cairo and St. Louis Railroad Company et al. v. Hindman, Michaelis & Co. Jackson 521, 522, 523
John W. Cisne v. Abram Chidester Wayne 523, 524, 525
Daniel Dowty v. J. W. Holtz Effingham 525, 526
Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Joseph Hammer Effingham 526, 527, 528, 529
Hiram Padfield v. Benjamin Green Perry 529, 530, 531
The Cairo and St. Louis Railroad Company v. Wilson S. Watson et al. Union 531, 532, 533
Elizabeth Koch et al. v. Edwin S. Hubbard Hardin 533, 534, 535
J. F. Finley v. Hugh P. Green Washington 535, 536, 537
The Illinois Masons' Benevolent Society v. Charles E. R. Winthrop, Admr. etc. Perry 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544
Jo Robinson v. Gillison Magher Saline 545, 546
The St. Louis National Stock Yards v. James O'Reilly et al. St. Clair 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555
The Cairo and St. Louis Railroad Company v. Willis Cauble Jackson 555, 556, 557, 558
Alfred B. Safford et al. v. The People of the State of Illinois Alexander 558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563
The City of Shawneetown v. Adam Baker Gallatin 563, 564, 565, 566
John Mitchell et al. v. The Illinois and St. Louis Railroad and Coal Co. St. Clair 566, 567, 568
The Village of Hyde Park v. Dunham Cook 569, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578
Isaac Evans v. Thompson P. Bouton Peoria 579, 580, 581, 582
Edward Mendell v. Henry B. Kimball et al. Cook 582, 583, 584
Frederick Taylor et al. v. Benjamin R. Frohock Carroll 584, 585, 586, 587, 588, 589
William Wallace v. William O. Carpenter et al. Cook 590, 591, 592, 593, 594
The City of Chicago v. Charles Huenerbein Cook 594, 595, 596
Catharine Paris v. Thomas Lewis Cook 597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602
Cyrenus D. Stone v. John F. Wood Knox 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610
Sarah Thorp v. John W. Goewey, Admr. Winnebago 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 618
Major Noble v. Eben F. Runyan et al. Cook 618, 619, 620
Index . 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 721, 722, 723

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