The City of McPherson v. Manning

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Kansas
Writing for the CourtJOHNSTON, J.:
Citation23 P. 109,43 Kan. 129
Decision Date01 January 1890
PartiesTHE CITY OF MCPHERSON v. E. J. MANNING

23 P. 109

43 Kan. 129

THE CITY OF MCPHERSON
v.

E. J. MANNING

Supreme Court of Kansas

January 1, 1890


Error from McPherson District Court.

ACTION to recover damages for bodily injuries. Judgment for plaintiff Manning for $ 1,000, at the April term, 1887. The defendant City brings the case here.

Judgment affirmed.

D. C. Welch, M. P. Simpson, and W. J. Travis, for plaintiff in error.

Lucien Earle, and Thos. C. Sawyer, for defendant in error.

JOHNSTON, J. All the Justices concurring.

OPINION

[43 Kan. 130] JOHNSTON, J.:

E. J. Manning was walking along the sidewalk of a street in McPherson, after dark, on January 26, 1886, when he fell and was severely injured. He brought this action against the city to recover $ 10,000, alleging that the injury was caused by the negligence of the city in allowing ice and snow to accumulate on the sidewalk, rendering it unfit and dangerous to travel over, and upon a trial he recovered a judgment for $ 1,000. The city asks a reversal, insisting that the findings and verdict of the jury are not sustained by sufficient evidence, and that the court erred in its charge to the jury. A motion for a new trial, based on similar grounds, was filed and overruled; but this ruling of the district court is not assigned as error in this court. The assignments of the petition in error are--

"1. The court erred in the instructions given to the jury in this action.

"2. The court erred in refusing to give the instructions which the city of McPherson prayed the court to give.

"3. The court erred in admitting the evidence of witnesses of defendant to which the city of McPherson objected.

"4. The court erred in ruling out the evidence offered by the plaintiff in the trial of said action.

"5. There was not sufficient evidence to support the verdict of the jury against the city of McPherson.

"6. The verdict was illegally arrived at by the jury.

"7. For errors of law occurring at the trial of said cause, excepted to by plaintiff."

Thus it will be seen, that error is not predicated on the overruling of a motion for a new trial; and the silence of the city in this respect must be regarded as an acquiescence in the ruling. All matters now complained of occurred during the trial of the action, and were subject to review upon the motion for a new trial. Such rulings can only be brought to this [43 Kan. 131] court after the district court has had an opportunity to reexamine and correct them upon...

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  • Riordan v. Horton
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • March 9, 1908
    ...37 P. 586; Beal v. Ins. Co., 7 Okla. 285; Douglas Co. v. Sparks, 7 Okla. 259; Crawford v. Kansas City, 45 Kan. 474; McPherson v. Manning, 43 Kan. 129; Landauer v. Hoagland, 41 Kan. 520; Clark v. Schnur, 40 Kan. 72; Carson v. Frink, 27 Kan. 524; Binn v. Adams, 54 Kan.. 615; Coffeyville v. Do......
  • The Coffeyville Gas Company v. Dooley, 14,466
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • February 10, 1906
    ...40 Kan. 72, 19 P. 327; Binns v. Adams, 54 Kan. 615, 38 P. 792; Cogshall v. Spurry, 47 Kan. 448, 28 P. 154; City of McPherson v. Manning, 43 Kan. 129, 23 P. 109.) The errors assigned raise questions arising upon the trial and cannot be considered by this court. The judgment is affirmed. ...
  • Duigenan v. Claus
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • May 9, 1891
    ...Kan. 72, 19 P. 327; Landauer v. Hoagland, 41 Kan. 520, 21 P. 645; Bank v. Jaffray, 41 Kan. 691, 19 P. 626; City of McPherson v. Manning, 43 Kan. 129, 23 P. 109. Errors occurring during the trial cannot be considered by the supreme court unless a motion for a new trial, founded upon and incl......
  • State v. Lawrence
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • February 8, 1890
    ...they might be of such a character that guilty knowledge would necessarily be inferred, and an express allegation of such knowledge might [43 Kan. 129] not be essential. For instance, if the defendant had furnished a prisoner confined in the jail instruments which could only have been intend......
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6 cases
  • Riordan v. Horton
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • March 9, 1908
    ...37 P. 586; Beal v. Ins. Co., 7 Okla. 285; Douglas Co. v. Sparks, 7 Okla. 259; Crawford v. Kansas City, 45 Kan. 474; McPherson v. Manning, 43 Kan. 129; Landauer v. Hoagland, 41 Kan. 520; Clark v. Schnur, 40 Kan. 72; Carson v. Frink, 27 Kan. 524; Binn v. Adams, 54 Kan.. 615; Coffeyville v. Do......
  • The Coffeyville Gas Company v. Dooley, 14,466
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • February 10, 1906
    ...40 Kan. 72, 19 P. 327; Binns v. Adams, 54 Kan. 615, 38 P. 792; Cogshall v. Spurry, 47 Kan. 448, 28 P. 154; City of McPherson v. Manning, 43 Kan. 129, 23 P. 109.) The errors assigned raise questions arising upon the trial and cannot be considered by this court. The judgment is affirmed. ...
  • Duigenan v. Claus
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • May 9, 1891
    ...Kan. 72, 19 P. 327; Landauer v. Hoagland, 41 Kan. 520, 21 P. 645; Bank v. Jaffray, 41 Kan. 691, 19 P. 626; City of McPherson v. Manning, 43 Kan. 129, 23 P. 109. Errors occurring during the trial cannot be considered by the supreme court unless a motion for a new trial, founded upon and incl......
  • State v. Lawrence
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Kansas
    • February 8, 1890
    ...they might be of such a character that guilty knowledge would necessarily be inferred, and an express allegation of such knowledge might [43 Kan. 129] not be essential. For instance, if the defendant had furnished a prisoner confined in the jail instruments which could only have been intend......
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