Shattuck v. Harvey, 12,264

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Kansas
Writing for the CourtPer Curiam:
Citation63 Kan. 849,66 P. 1057
Decision Date07 December 1901
Docket Number12,264
PartiesS. W. SHATTUCK v. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF HARVEY et al

66 P. 1057

63 Kan. 849

S. W. SHATTUCK
v.
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF HARVEY et al

No. 12,264

Supreme Court of Kansas

December 7, 1901


Decided July, 1901.

Error from Harvey district court; M. P. SIMPSON, judge.

Judgment affirmed.

S. W. Shattuck, jr., for plaintiff in error.

Branine & Branine, for defendants in error.

OPINION

[63 Kan. 850] Per Curiam:

This was an action to quiet title to a tract of land in Sedgwick City, Harvey county, which was held to have been dedicated for a public park in Hurd v. Commissioners of Harvey County, 40 Kan. 92, 19 P. 325.

In a demurrer, Shattuck alleged that plaintiffs had no legal capacity to sue, and that facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action were not stated. The demurrer being overruled, an answer was filed alleging that defendant had a legal and equitable estate in the land and was entitled to recover the possession of the same. On the trial the plaintiffs prevailed, the court finding that the land had been dedicated as a public park, and that the tax deed under which Shattuck claimed was void. Judgment quieting title as against him was decided on April 5, 1898, when a motion for a new trial was heard, and which was overruled on February 14, 1899. The case was brought up for review on February 14, 1900, more than a year after the judgment was rendered, but just a year after the motion for a new trial was overruled. This leaves no questions for consideration except such as are available under the motion for a new trial. The testimony was not preserved, and, therefore, not many of the points made in the case are open for review. The petition [63 Kan. 851] stated a cause of action sufficient to sustain the judgment. The fact that the plaintiffs, the county and the city, did not have the same kind of title to the land, and that only the city had the possession and [66 P. 1058] control of it, is not material to Shattuck and does not render the petition bad.

The claim that the special findings do not sustain the judgment is not good. The general finding supplements the special findings, and, in the absence of evidence and of findings to the contrary, it will be presumed that the facts disclosed in evidence were such as supported the general finding and judgment. (Briggs v. Eggan, 17 Kan. 589; Wilson v. Janes, 29 id. 246; Kellogg v. Bissantz, 51 id. 418, 32 P. 1090; Pennell v. Felch, 55 id. 78, 39 P. 1023.) Apart from this consideration, the question...

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  • Riordan v. Horton
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • March 9, 1908
    ...is not reviewable. (Crawford v. Kansas City, 45 Kan. 474; Dyal v. Topeka, 35 Kan. 62; Osbourne v. Young, 28 Kan. 769; Shattuck v. Board, 63 Kan. 849; Mech. Savings Bank v. Harding, 65 Kan. 655; Blockwood v. Shaff (Kan.), 24 P. 423; McCrea v. McCrew, 9 Idaho, 382; Smith v. State, 48 Ark. 149......
  • The State Bank of Dodge City v. Al., 26,279
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • January 9, 1926
    ...for further, clearer, or additional findings." (Syl. P 1. See, also, Pennell v. Felch, 55 Kan. 78, 39 P. 1023; Shattuck v. Harvey County, 63 Kan. 849, 851, 66 P. 1057; Stadel v. Aikins, 65 Kan. 82, 84, 68 P. 1088; Harris v. Morrison, 100 Kan. 157, 163, 163 P. 1062.) In Drinkwater v. Sauble,......
  • The Emporia Mutual Loan and Saving Association v. Atkinson, 12,261
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • December 7, 1901
    ...court; W. A. RANDOLPH, judge. Judgment reversed. R. M. Hamer, for plaintiff in error. Madden Bros., for defendant in error. OPINION [63 Kan. 849] Per Curiam: The defendant in error sued the plaintiff in error, a building and loan association, to recover certain sums of money deposited with ......
3 cases
  • Riordan v. Horton
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • March 9, 1908
    ...is not reviewable. (Crawford v. Kansas City, 45 Kan. 474; Dyal v. Topeka, 35 Kan. 62; Osbourne v. Young, 28 Kan. 769; Shattuck v. Board, 63 Kan. 849; Mech. Savings Bank v. Harding, 65 Kan. 655; Blockwood v. Shaff (Kan.), 24 P. 423; McCrea v. McCrew, 9 Idaho, 382; Smith v. State, 48 Ark. 149......
  • The State Bank of Dodge City v. Al., 26,279
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • January 9, 1926
    ...for further, clearer, or additional findings." (Syl. P 1. See, also, Pennell v. Felch, 55 Kan. 78, 39 P. 1023; Shattuck v. Harvey County, 63 Kan. 849, 851, 66 P. 1057; Stadel v. Aikins, 65 Kan. 82, 84, 68 P. 1088; Harris v. Morrison, 100 Kan. 157, 163, 163 P. 1062.) In Drinkwater v. Sauble,......
  • The Emporia Mutual Loan and Saving Association v. Atkinson, 12,261
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • December 7, 1901
    ...court; W. A. RANDOLPH, judge. Judgment reversed. R. M. Hamer, for plaintiff in error. Madden Bros., for defendant in error. OPINION [63 Kan. 849] Per Curiam: The defendant in error sued the plaintiff in error, a building and loan association, to recover certain sums of money deposited with ......

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