Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, Volume 292

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Page 404 - All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results of this character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail over its letter.
Page 135 - The law does not require, in order to justify the inference of legal guilt in cases of circumstantial evidence, that the existence of the inculpatory facts must be absolutely incompatible with the innocence of the accused, and incapable of explanation upon any other reasonable hypothesis than that of guilt.
Page 187 - Every other killing of a human being, by the act, procurement or culpable negligence of another, where...
Page 462 - Except with the prior written assent of said Director, no attachment by mesne process or on execution shall be levied on or against any of the property used by any of said transportation systems in the conduct of their business as common carriers; but suits may be brought by and against said carriers and judgments rendered as hitherto until and except so far as said Director may, by general or special orders, otherwise determine.
Page 607 - Grant, Bargain and Sell, Convey and Confirm, unto the said parties of the Second Part...
Page 379 - Except as herein provided, such societies shall be governed by this act, and shall be exempt from all provisions of the insurance laws of this state, not only in governmental relations with the state, but for every other purpose, and no law hereafter enacted shall apply to them, unless they be expressly designated therein.
Page 121 - On this day of 19 .... before me personally appeared , to me known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he executed the same as his free act and deed.
Page 259 - Now the general principle on which this species of evidence is admitted is, that they are declarations made in extremity when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone ; when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced by the most powerful considerations to speak the truth...
Page 612 - For the reasons appearing herein, the judgment of the circuit court is reversed, and the cause remanded to that court, with directions to dismiss plaintiffs' bill at their costs, to enter judgment for appellants Fannie Danford and Nelson R.
Page 164 - You are further instructed that you are the sole judges of the credibility of the witnesses and of the weight to be given to their testimony.

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