Ex Parte Smith, (No. 3319.)

CourtSupreme Court of Texas
Writing for the CourtGreenwood
Citation214 S.W. 320
PartiesEx parte SMITH.
Docket Number(No. 3319.)
Decision Date28 June 1919

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214 S.W. 320
Ex parte SMITH.
(No. 3319.)
Supreme Court of Texas.
June 28, 1919.

Habeas corpus proceeding by O. M. Smith. Applicant remanded to custody of sheriff.

A. C. Van Velzer, of Houston, for applicant.

GREENWOOD, J.


In this case an original writ of habeas corpus was granted, on the petition of the applicant, O. M. Smith, alleging that he is illegally detained in the custody of the sheriff of Harris county, under a commitment on a judgment of the district court of the Sixty-First judicial district of Texas adjudging applicant guilty of contempt for failing and refusing to perform a previous judgment of that court, as well as a prior judgment of the district court of the Fifty-Fifth judicial district.

It appears that on May 19, 1917, John H. Crooker, after a hearing at which all parties appeared, recovered a judgment in the district court of the Fifty-Fifth judicial district of Texas, awarding him a peremptory writ of mandamus directed to the applicant, O. M. Smith, as clerk of the corporation court of the city of Magnolia Park, in Harris county, Tex., requiring him to tax as costs, in each case of a prosecution in said court for a violation of a penal law of Texas, or for a violation of an ordinance involving an offense made penal by state law, a fee in favor of John H. Crooker, as criminal district attorney of Harris county, of $5 on each conviction on a plea of guilty and of $10 on each conviction on a plea of not guilty.

It further appears that the Court of Civil Appeals of the First Supreme Judicial District of Texas, on writ of error, affirmed the foregoing judgment in favor of John H. Crooker and against the applicant on November 14, 1918. Monk v. Crooker, 207 S. W. 194.

On December 28, 1918, John H. Crooker filed an affidavit in the district court of the Fifty-Fifth judicial district of Texas, averring that the applicant had been at all times and still was clerk of said corporation court, and yet had wholly failed and refused to perform the judgment awarding said writ of mandamus, and had failed and refused to tax or collect the fees required by the judgment. The disqualification of the district judge having been regularly certified, the Governor directed Hon. Henry J. Dannenbaum, judge of the Sixty-First judicial district of Texas, to exchange with said disqualified judge and try the cause, and thereafter the same was transferred to the district court of the Sixty-First judicial district, by an order made by...

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  • Ex Parte Foster, No. A-536.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • May 30, 1945
    ...Ex parte A. D. Lipscomb, 111 Tex. 409, 239 S.W. 1101; Ex parte Olson, 111 Tex. 601, 243 S.W. 773; Ex parte O. M. Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 58, 214 S.W. 320; 6 Ruling Case Law, 540; 12 Ruling Case Law, 1192, 1196, 1210, 1239, 1240; Ex parte Siebold, 100 U.S. 371, 375, 25 L.Ed. 717; Ex parte Kearne......
  • Ex parte Browne, No. B--5937
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • October 27, 1976
    ...Ex parte Kimberlin, 126 Tex. 60, 86 S.W.2d 717 (1935); Ex parte Olson, 111 Tex. 601, 243 S.W. 773 (1922); Ex parte Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 214 S.W. 320 (1919). In our Page 86 opinion, relator has not shown that the order was void. Relator Browne makes the further contention that he was denied d......
  • Ex Parte Lipscomb, (No. 3630.)
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • April 12, 1922
    ...that on habeas corpus proceedings the inquiry is limited to the question of jurisdiction. Ex parte O. M. Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 58, 214 S. W. 320; 6 Ruling Case Law, 540; 12 Ruling Case Law, 1192, 1196, 1210, 1239, 1240; Ex parte Siebold, 100 U. S. 375, 25 L. Ed. 717; Ex parte Kearney, 7 Wheat......
  • Ex Parte Lee, No. 6699.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • April 22, 1936
    ...Ex parte A. D. Lipscomb, 111 Tex. 409, 239 S. W. 1101; Ex parte Olson, 111 Tex. 601, 243 S.W. 773; Ex parte O. M. Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 58, 214 S.W. 320; 6 Ruling Case Law, 540; 12 Ruling Case Law, 1192, 1196, 1210, 1239, 1240; Ex parte Siebold, 100 U. S. 371, 375, 25 L.Ed. 717; Ex parte Kear......
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  • Ex Parte Foster, No. A-536.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • May 30, 1945
    ...Ex parte A. D. Lipscomb, 111 Tex. 409, 239 S.W. 1101; Ex parte Olson, 111 Tex. 601, 243 S.W. 773; Ex parte O. M. Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 58, 214 S.W. 320; 6 Ruling Case Law, 540; 12 Ruling Case Law, 1192, 1196, 1210, 1239, 1240; Ex parte Siebold, 100 U.S. 371, 375, 25 L.Ed. 717; Ex parte Kearne......
  • Ex parte Browne, No. B--5937
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • October 27, 1976
    ...Ex parte Kimberlin, 126 Tex. 60, 86 S.W.2d 717 (1935); Ex parte Olson, 111 Tex. 601, 243 S.W. 773 (1922); Ex parte Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 214 S.W. 320 (1919). In our Page 86 opinion, relator has not shown that the order was void. Relator Browne makes the further contention that he was denied d......
  • Ex Parte Lipscomb, (No. 3630.)
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • April 12, 1922
    ...that on habeas corpus proceedings the inquiry is limited to the question of jurisdiction. Ex parte O. M. Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 58, 214 S. W. 320; 6 Ruling Case Law, 540; 12 Ruling Case Law, 1192, 1196, 1210, 1239, 1240; Ex parte Siebold, 100 U. S. 375, 25 L. Ed. 717; Ex parte Kearney, 7 Wheat......
  • Ex Parte Lee, No. 6699.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • April 22, 1936
    ...Ex parte A. D. Lipscomb, 111 Tex. 409, 239 S. W. 1101; Ex parte Olson, 111 Tex. 601, 243 S.W. 773; Ex parte O. M. Smith, 110 Tex. 55, 58, 214 S.W. 320; 6 Ruling Case Law, 540; 12 Ruling Case Law, 1192, 1196, 1210, 1239, 1240; Ex parte Siebold, 100 U. S. 371, 375, 25 L.Ed. 717; Ex parte Kear......
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