State v. Kansas City, No. 15734.

CourtCourt of Appeal of Missouri (US)
Writing for the CourtArnold
Citation288 S.W. 85
PartiesSTATE ex rel. AKE v. KANSAS CITY et al.
Docket NumberNo. 15734.
Decision Date06 July 1926
288 S.W. 85
STATE ex rel. AKE
v.
KANSAS CITY et al.
No. 15734.
Kansas City Court of Appeals. Missouri.
July 6, 1926.
Rehearing Denied July 22, 1926.

[288 S.W. 86]

Appeal from Circuit Court, Jackson County; O. A. Lucas, Judge.

Proceeding in mandamus by the State, on the relation of Earl M. Ake, executor of the estate of Preston R. Ake, deceased, against Kansas City and others. From a judgment refusing to set aside an order of abatement entered on a motion of respondents, relator appeals. Reversed, and cause remanded.

John I. Williamson, Darius A. Brown, and John G. Park, all of Kansas City, for appellant.

John D. Wendorff, of Kansas City, for respondents.

ARNOLD, J.


This is a proceeding in mandamus, seeking the reinstatement of a public officer upon the pay roll, and to compel the payment of salary after alleged unlawful discharge. The only question presented for our consideration is, "Will a mandamus proceeding survive the death of such officer?

Briefly stated, the material facts are that Preston R. Ake was a fireman at the general hospital in Kansas City, Mo., holding said position under the provisions of the city charter relating to civil service. In July, 1923, Ake instituted this proceeding in mandamus to effect his physical reinstatement to the position of fireman at mid hospital, from which he alleged he had been illegally discharged. The proceeding was submitted to the court below on July 8, 1924.

The record shows that on July 31, 1924, Preston R. Ake was granted leave to amend his petition and alternative writ by interlineation to correspond with the evidence, and defendants were given leave to introduce further evidence. The cause was then continued to September 2, 1924. On October 10, 1924, said relator was granted leave to file an amended petition, which was done on October 15, and the court, thereupon, issued an amended alternative writ. Thereafter relator, in an attempt to secure the making up of the issues and to procure a hearing thereon, filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings, motion to require filing of return and other motions on the pleadings not material here.

On August 9, 1925, relator Preston R. Ake died, without the issues of his cause ever having been tried. On September 8, 1925, the executor of the Preston R. Ake estate obtained a preliminary order of revivor, substituting his own name as relator. As executor, relator herein also obtained leave to file an amended petition and sue out an amended alternative writ, and the cause was ordered revived unless the defendants, as provided by section 1348, R. S. 1919, should show sufficient cause to the contrary, on or before the 4th day of the ensuing term.

The amended alternative writ, filed as stated on September 8, 1925, incorporates and includes the amended petition. Within the time prescribed, to wit, September 17, 1925, defendants appearing for that purpose alone filed their motion to set aside the order of revivor, to dismiss the petition and abate the cause, upon the' ground that the same "did not survive or continue upon the death of said Preston R. Ake, relator." The said motion among other things recites:

"Come now the above-named defendants and appear specially for the purposes of this motion only and show to the court:

"That, prior to August 9, 1925, there was pending in this court the cause entitled State of Missouri, at the Relation of Preston R. Ake, Relator, v. Kansas City, Mo., et al., Defendants, No. 187,687, wherein said relator claimed that on or about the 22d day of May, 1922, the hospital and health board of Kansas City unlawfully attempted to discharge relator from the position of fireman, General Hospital; that said board has ever since unlawfully excluded relator from said position, and refused to allow him to perform the duties thereof, and refused to pay him the salary of said position after May 22, 1922; and wherein said relator prayed that he be restored to said position, and that the salary of said position be paid to him up to the date of restoration; that an alternative writ was issued by this court, requiring' defendants to do the things prayed in relator's petition, or to show cause why the same should not be done. * * *

"That on the 8th day of September, 1925, without the voluntary appearance or consent of the defendants, the court made an order that Earl M. Ake, executor of the estate of Preston R. Ake, be substituted as relator, unless the defendants, on or before the 4th day of the next term of court, show good cause to the contrary, and that amended alternative be issued.

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  • Spitcaufsky v. Hatten, No. 39105.
    • United States
    • Missouri Supreme Court
    • July 31, 1944
    ...sheriff, are illegal and void. Mo. Const., sec. 10, Art. IX; State of Mississippi v. Miller, 48 S. Ct. 266; State ex rel. v. Kansas City, 288 S.W. 85. (18) Provisions of act that "the trial shall be conducted by the court without the aid of a jury is illegal and void." Berry v. Railroad Co.......
  • Ebert v. Myers, No. 26767.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • July 20, 1928
    ...Sec. 5863, R.S. 1919; Fenwick v. Wheatley, 23 Mo. 643; Straat v. Rinkle, 16 Mo. App. 117; Beckner v. Rule, 91 Mo. 63; Daniels v. Peck, 288 S.W. 85. WHITE, The plaintiff brought this suit to set aside a conveyance by Ns Myers to his daughter. Olivia Myers, as in fraud of creditors. The petit......
  • State ex rel. Tracy v. Henry
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wisconsin
    • June 24, 1935
    ...v. Board of Education of City of New York, 216 App. Div. 391, 215 N. Y. S. 309;State ex rel. Ake v. Kansas City, 221 Mo. App. 784, 288 S. W. 85;Dinkel v. Hudson County, 136 A. 420, 5 N. J. Misc. 326;State ex rel. Roe v. City of Seattle, 88 Wash. 589, 153 P. 336;City of Chicago v. People, 21......
  • Smith v. Pettis County, No. 36123.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • January 23, 1940
    ...earned but uncollected, pass to his legal representatives. Secs. 11776, 11782, R.S. 1929; State ex rel. v. Kansas City, 221 Mo. App. 784, 288 S.W. 85; State ex rel. v. Welbridge, 153 Mo. 194; Henderson v. Koenig, 192 Mo. 718; Mayfield v. Moore, 53 Ill. 431; Bier v. Gorrell, 30 W. Va. 95; 2 ......
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  • Spitcaufsky v. Hatten, No. 39105.
    • United States
    • Missouri Supreme Court
    • July 31, 1944
    ...sheriff, are illegal and void. Mo. Const., sec. 10, Art. IX; State of Mississippi v. Miller, 48 S. Ct. 266; State ex rel. v. Kansas City, 288 S.W. 85. (18) Provisions of act that "the trial shall be conducted by the court without the aid of a jury is illegal and void." Berry v. Railroad Co.......
  • Ebert v. Myers, No. 26767.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • July 20, 1928
    ...Sec. 5863, R.S. 1919; Fenwick v. Wheatley, 23 Mo. 643; Straat v. Rinkle, 16 Mo. App. 117; Beckner v. Rule, 91 Mo. 63; Daniels v. Peck, 288 S.W. 85. WHITE, The plaintiff brought this suit to set aside a conveyance by Ns Myers to his daughter. Olivia Myers, as in fraud of creditors. The petit......
  • State ex rel. Tracy v. Henry
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wisconsin
    • June 24, 1935
    ...v. Board of Education of City of New York, 216 App. Div. 391, 215 N. Y. S. 309;State ex rel. Ake v. Kansas City, 221 Mo. App. 784, 288 S. W. 85;Dinkel v. Hudson County, 136 A. 420, 5 N. J. Misc. 326;State ex rel. Roe v. City of Seattle, 88 Wash. 589, 153 P. 336;City of Chicago v. People, 21......
  • Smith v. Pettis County, No. 36123.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • January 23, 1940
    ...earned but uncollected, pass to his legal representatives. Secs. 11776, 11782, R.S. 1929; State ex rel. v. Kansas City, 221 Mo. App. 784, 288 S.W. 85; State ex rel. v. Welbridge, 153 Mo. 194; Henderson v. Koenig, 192 Mo. 718; Mayfield v. Moore, 53 Ill. 431; Bier v. Gorrell, 30 W. Va. 95; 2 ......
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