Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 110
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... for shipment. When appellant declined to buy the exchange Van Gerpen thereupon telegraphed Steel, Miller & Co. to have the railroad wire him they had received the cotton for shipment. On April 22, 1910, Mr. Jones, the agent at Columbus, acting under instructions from Steel, Miller & Co., secured compress clearances for two hundred bales of cotton for shipment, and in accordance with the usual custom himself prepared bills of lading in his office and carried them to the railroad office for issuance and execution. Mr. Jones accordingly arranged with the railroad agent for the shipment of one hundred bales of cotton marked RGCY and one hundred bales marked RAEN, consigned, routed, and marked exactly like the cotton appeared to have been shipped and marked by the forged ladings then in New York City. At the same time Mr. Jones had the agent of the rail road company at Columbus to sign a telegram to Van Gerpen, reading as follows: "Columbus, Miss., April 22, 1910. F. Van Gerpen, 15 Williams St., New York. Ve have received for shipment to Bremen from Steel, Miller & Company one hundred marked RGCY and one hundred B-AEN, routed via New Orleans. Signed W. E. Kennedy, Agent, M. &O.R.R. Co." ' This 'telegram was written out by Mr. Jones, and was delivered to the telegraph company and the fee for its transmission paid by Jones. At this time neither the agent of the railroad company nor Mr. Jones, as agent of Steel, Miller & Co. knew anything of any forged ladings having been sent by Steel, Miller & Co. to Van Gerpen or of any forged ladings being in New York, and no one connected with the railroad company at Columbus had any intimation whatever that forged ladings were out, or that any one connected...
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