A cause under submission having been dismissed by the court of
its own motion for want of jurisdictional amount, the appellant
moves to reinstate and submits affidavits. The Court orders the
motion continued with leave to each party to file further
The case is stated in the opinion.
MR. JUSTICE MILLER: After an examination of the record in this
case, which was submitted on printed arguments, we
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have not been able to find any evidence of the value of the land
in controversy which is the subject of this suit. It is therefore
dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
Dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
Mr. Haskell, on the 26th April, 1888, submitted a motion to
reinstate the cause, accompanied by affidavits of the value of the
property in dispute.
MR. JUSTICE MILLER: This case was dismissed by the Court on
April 9, 1888, because there was no evidence of there being a
sufficient amount in controversy to give this Court jurisdiction. A
motion is now made to reinstate it, and affidavits submitted on the
part of the appellant intended to show that the value of the land
in controversy is $5,000. Although notice was given to the opposite
party by telegraph, there has been no sufficient opportunity or
time for him to produce counter-affidavits, nor are we entirely
satisfied with the sufficiency of those produced by the appellant.
This motion to reinstate the case is therefore continued until the
next term of the Court, with leave for either party to file
additional affidavits on this subject.