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GREAT SOUTHERN FIREPROOF HOTEL COMPANY v. JONES.

decided: April 9, 1900.

GREAT SOUTHERN FIREPROOF HOTEL COMPANY
v.
JONES.



CERTIORARI TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT.

Author: Harlan

[ 177 U.S. Page 450]

 MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.

The bill in this suit, commenced in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, describes the plaintiffs Benjamin F. Jones, George M. Laughlins, Henry A. Laughlins, Jr., and Benjamin F. Jones, Jr., as "members of the limited partnership association doing business under the firm name and style of Jones & Laughlins, Limited, which said association is a limited partnership association, organized under an act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, approved June 23d [2d], 1874, entitled 'An act authorizing the formation of partnership associations in which the capital subscribed shall alone be responsible for the debts of the association, except under certain circumstances,'" and who "have their office and principal place of business in the city of Pittsburg," and which association is "a citizen of the State of Pennsylvania." Penn. Laws, 1874, p. 271.

The defendant first named in the bill is the Great Southern Fire Proof Hotel Company, a corporation of the State of Ohio; and some of the defendants are corporations and citizens of States other than the State of Pennsylvania.

The remaining defendants are thus described in the bill:

"Taylor, Beall & Company is a partnership doing business in

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     the city of Columbus and State of Ohio, the individual partners thereof being William D. Taylor, James P. Beall and William J. Keever."

"Sturgeon, Ford & Company is a partnership doing business in the city of Columbus and State of Ohio, the individual partners thereof being unknown to your orators."

"Meacham & Wright is a partnership doing business in the city of Columbus and State of Ohio, the individual partners thereof being Floras D. Meacham and Frank S. Wright."

"Sosman & Landis is a partnership of Chicago, Illinois, doing business in the State of Ohio, the names of the individual partners thereof being unknown to your orators."

"Dundon & Bergin is a partnership doing business in the city of Columbus, State of Ohio, the individual partners thereof being Thomas J. Dundon and Matthew J. Bergin."

"H.C. Johnson & Company is a partnership doing business in the State of Ohio, the names of the individual partners thereof being unknown to your orators."

"Schoedinger, Fearn & Company is a partnership doing business in the State of Ohio, the individual partners thereof being F. O. ...


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