Supreme Court Tax Appeals Fruitless

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—W.C. Tyrrell, Vinnie T. Rorick and Mrs. Esther L. Garth of Beaumont, today lost appeals to the Supreme Court for review of lower court decisions upholding federal income tax assessments totaling $119,323.

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 16, 1937.

Denied Estate as “Widow”

Judge Gillespie Dismissed Case; No Proof To Sustain Claim

Deciding that Mrs. Marcella Hockman had failed to prove a common law marriage, with the late Dr. Will L. Cole, Judge Glenn C. Gillespie on Tuesday afternoon in Circuit Court dismissed the suit brought by Mrs. Hockman and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Groove [sic], of Oxford, against Cyril L. Cole, executor of the estate of his father. Cole was given costs.

Mrs. Hockman, formerly Marcella Groover, claimed a widow’s share of the doctor’s estate and asserted that she had lived openly with the physician as his wife.

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Kansas City Hospital Case Appealed.

H.L. Rochelle and Mae Rochelle have appealed from the final judgment of the district court of Wyandotte county to the supreme court of the state asking for a new trial in the case decided against them concerning the operating of a hospital and sanitarium in that county. Mary E. Stotler received judgment against them and they were permanently enjoined from running their establishment. There is also a tax trouble mixed up in the deal.

Source: Topeka State Journal, August 12, 1909.

The Hermon Church

The Injunction Made Perpetual

The case of the Hermon Presbyterian Church and Rev. J. Ford Sutton vs. the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, praying for an injunction to restrain the defendants from declaring the pulpit of the church vacant, was decided by Judge Allison, on Saturday, by making the special injunction, issued last week, perpetual until such time as the higher courts of the church can sit in judgement on the matters at issue.

The case came before the presbytery on the petition of a minority in the church, requesting the dissolution of the pastoral relationship of Mr. Sutton with the church. This was resisted by Mr. Sutton and the entire bench of elders, the board of trustees and a very large majority of the members and pewholders of the church.

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Untitled (Isaac Porter Gile)

I.P. Gile, a farmer living near the mouth of More creek, has made an assignment in favor of his creditors. His liabilities are given at a trifle over $3,000; estimated assets, $2,000, which includes his homestead and stock and personal property. Mr. Gile is a hard working, honest farmer, and has done his best for many long years to get his head above water, but had to give up all hopes of succeeding. Farmers everywhere are hard struggling, at best, to make a living for themselves and their families. Such a condition ought not to exist. It has been brought about by the legislation engineer, and we will say, also purchased, by bond-holders and other interest gatherers. They have lessened the supply of money and increased the value and volume of debts until there are now $25 of debts for every $1 of money, and their scheme is to still further contract the currency. Not only this, but through their manipulations farmers of India have been given a great advantage over the American farmer. When industry cannot get hold of money with which to pay, debts cannot be paid. Farmers from the Atlantic to the Pacific are loaded down with the debts and are struggling as they never have before. Under the present condition they will all soon be reduced to mere tenants—or worse than that. The gold bugs—the contractors of the currency—in other words, highway robbers, rule. How long will they continue to rule? How long can honest industry endure their rule?

Source: Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 11, 1893.

Suit Filed To Re-Open Estate

Mrs. Marcella Hockman Claims to be Common Law Wife of Dr. W.L. Cole

Alleging that she was the common law wife of Dr. W.L. Cole, who died six years ago, Mrs. Marcella Groover Hockman, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has filed a suit in the Oakland county Probate Court to re-open the estate and that she be granted her interest as the surviving widow of the deceased.

Frank E. Groover and wife Bessie Groover are joined in a suit with Mrs. Hockman in Circuit Court asking that a mortgage upon their home given to Dr. Cole, and now claimed to be the property of Frank Olive and being foreclosed, be discharged upon the grounds that this mortgage had been assigned by Dr. Cole to Mrs. Hockman, but that after the death of Dr. Cole the assignment papers could not be found among the effects of the deceased and had never been recorded.

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Business & Professional Notices from 1907

Columbus, O., March 12 — The Circuit Court has sustained Superintendent Rorick of the institution for the feeble-minded in his attitude of refusing to accept as a patient a boy, Wilbur Reynolds, who is blind deaf dumb and imbecile.  Mandamus proceedings to force him to admit the child were instituted, and it is upon these the court passed.  (Indiana Evening Gazette, March 12, 1907)

John C. Rorick of Wauseon has been appointed by Gov. Harris as member of the board of managers of the penitentiary (Coshocton Daily Age, April 2, 1907)

In the probate court yesterday Rosley [sic] Gile, guardian of Fletcher Walling, filed a final account in the estate of his [sic] ward.  A petition for the appointment of an administrator was filed in the same estate, Walling now being deceased.  (Idaho Statesman, May 9, 1907)

Falls City—W.E. Newsom, who is building the electric light plant, returned from a business trip to Portland and Ranier, Monday. The dynamo and nearly all of the supplies for the plant have arrived.  (Polk County Observer, August 16, 1907)

Business & Professional Notices from 1905

Wanted—Situation as a carpenter; references furnished. Leon J. Furman, R.F.D. No. 1, Clayton. 2-27-6. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 3, 1905)

Reiner Bros. of Warsaw, Ind., who purchased the Queen tile mill about one year ago, has sold the same to Rorick & Sweeney of Gar Creek. We hope the new managers meet with success. (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, September 17, 1905)

The request of Orange S. Pomeroy of Oregon for an extension of time in which to make settlement for his entry in the Twin Falls tract, under the Carey act, was granted by the board. (Idaho Statesman, September 29, 1905)

Business and Professional Notices from 1903

T.R. Kelly, has opened a wall paper and paint room in connection with his drug store, which contains a large and excellent stock of paper in the newest designs, and paint of every shade and color, and the best in the market. (Springville Independent, April 23, 1903)

SPRAYING CASE.—The case against Enos Walling, who was charged by the deputy horticultural inspector with failing to spray his trees, was yesterday dismissed in the probate court, as Mr. Walling is now spraying his trees and that is all the authorities desire.  (Idaho Statesman, May 9, 1903)

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Scotten’s Equerry Won

Given Possession of His Cottage Until Next April.

The ejectment proceedings brought before Circuit Court Commissioner Hurst yesterday by Dr. R. Adlington Newman against Melvin McCloe was a stiffly-fought case. McCloe was coachman and afterwards chief equerry of the late Daniel Scotten’s stables. When the millionaire died McCloe continued renting the cottage he had so long occupied when a servant of the family, but there was a dispute as to whether the lease was by the year or by the month.

While Newman was out of town recently McCloe paid his agent rent enough to keep him in possession of the house until next April. But when the administrator of the administrator of the estate returned home some time later he objected to the arrangement and returned the tenant his money with orders to vacate. This is the matter as it stood when it was carried into court.

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