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CASES NOT REPORTED.
The following cases are not reported, under the provisions of section 3 of the act of December 14th, 1875, to provide for the printing and sale of the Supreme Court Reports :
NOVEMBER TERM, 1876.
Sibley et al v. The State: Right of appeal could not be limited
under provisions of the Constitution of 1868. Brockaway v. The State: The evidence must be brought upon
the record by bill of exceptions. Jones, McDowell & Co. v. Garretson : Motion for new trial
· overruled, and no exceptions; nothing before the court. Taylor & Jennings v. Shinn: Payment and acceptance of Con
federate money binding. Levis v. Thompson: Question of fact under a contract of lease. Harris v. Harrison: Appeal will only lie from a final judgment James v. Copeland: No bill of exception, case stricken from the
docket. . Harbison v. Vaughan: Mortgage of homestead under the pro
visions of the Constitution of 1868 invalid. Allen v. Threadgill : Jurisdiction of equity to correct mistakes in
Ford v. Smithee: No final judgment, appeal dismissed.
Constitutional. See Fife v. State, infra.
judgment. Affirmed. Chase et al. v. Sandefur: Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court con
current with that of Justices of the Peace in matters of contract, when the amount involved exceeds one hundred dol
lars. Vance et al. v. Jenkins et al.: Questions of fact.
MAY TERM, 1877.
State v. Meadow: Same as Fife v. The State and Sibley v. The
State. State v. Searcy et al.: Demurrer to indictment for gaming, no
defect pointed out, or appearing, the indictment held good. Nolan v. Wynn et al.: Affidavit in replevin before a Justice of
the Peace serves the purpose of a complaint. Falls within
Hanner et al. v. Bailey, 30 Ark., 681. St. L. 1. M. & S. Ry. Co. v. Minor: Judgment by default against
garnishee in attachment erroneous. Falls within Lewis v. Faul, 29 Ark., 470.
STATUTES: REPEAL BY IMPLICATION : Damages upon Dissolution of an
ment against the plaintiff and his sureties upon the dissolution of an
ERROR to Arkansas Circuit Court.
ENGLISH, CH. J.:
On the 14th October, 1873, Mears & Boatwright sued G. W. Stewart, on an open account for $215, before a justice of the peace of Arkansas County.
They filed with the account an affidavit, and code form of bond for attachment, which seems to have been issued, but not returned by the constable.
Mears et al. vs. Stewart.
On the 27th October, 1873, the defendant appeared; there was a trial by jury, and verdict and judgment in favor of plaintiff's for $191.25, and the defendant appealed to the Circuit Court.
In the Circuit Court the defendant moved to quash the attachment on the ground of informality of the affidavit on which it was issued by the justice, etc.
The plaintiffs filed an amendment to the affidavit, but the court sustained the motion of the defendant, dissolved the attachment, ordered an inquest of damages, a jury was called, the matter submitted to them, and they returned a verdict in favor of the defendant against the plaintiffs for $210 damages, and juilyment was rendered upon the verdict in favor of the defendant for the amount of the damages so assesseri.
The original cause of action on which the appeal was taken was then tried, and verdict and judgment rendered in favor of the plaintiffs against the defendant (6th April, 1875) for $125.
The plaintiff's brought error to the judgment against them for damages.
If the attachment was wrongfully sued out, and the defendant damaged thereby, he had the right to resort to a common law action or a suit upon the code bond to recover damages. Drake on Attachments, 150 to 178.
But at the time this judgment was rendered, there was no statute in force authorizing the damages of the defendant to be assessed in the attachment suit on the dissolution of the attachment. chap. 11, Gantt's Digest.
The Act of March 7th, 1867, to amend chap. 17 of Gould's Digest, under the head of attachments, provided that when the plaintiff' failed in the att:chment suit, the defendant might have a writ of inquiry to assess damages, and take judgment against the plaintiff and his sureties on the attachment bond, etc. Acts of 1866-7, p. 294.
Mears et al. vs. Stewart.
But this statute was not carried into Gantt's Digest.
CHAPTER II,-ATTACHMENTS, is made up of the provisions of the civil code, and amendments, on the same subject, except the last five sections under the sub-caption of INTERPLEADER, which were taken from the Act of January 19th, 1861.
The Act of March 7th, 1867, was omitted from the Digest by the digester or examiner, upon the conclusion, no doubt, that the code makers had covered the whole subject, and that that act was repealed.
In Pulaski County v. Downer, 10 Ark., 590, it was said " the authorities are abundant to support the proposition that where the legislature takes up a whole subject anew, and covers the entire ground of the subject-matter of a former statute, and evidently intend it as a substitute for it, the prior act will be repealed thereby, although there may be no express words to that effect, and there may be in the old act provisions not embraced in the new."
That case arose upon a new fee act, in which the legislature had gone over the whole subject of fees, and omitted sections of a former act, and it was held that they were repealed, and properly omitted from the Digest of 1846-8.
The code makers not only went over the general subject of attachments, but they took up the particular subject of dissolving attachments, and provided when, how, and for what causes they might be dissolved, and the attached property discharged, and gave the right of appeal from an order sustaining or discharging an attachment; and here they stopped short, and did not provide for the inquest of damages, and judgment against plaintiff and his sureties in the attachment bond, upon the discharge of the attachment, as did the Act of March 7th, 1867. See secs. 453 to 468.
On the 10th of November, 1875, and after the judgment was rendered in the court below, in this case, the legislature passed