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the plaintiffs rely, either expressly or by implication, embody all of its terms so as to take it out of the statute.

There is no question but that, both by the terms of the contract as found by the court and the proposals as evidenced by the writings, it was understood and agreed that the plaintiffs should have the defendants' marine insurance business for the years 1912 and 1913, subject to the latter's approval of the rate. It also seems to us that it is reasonably certain, both from the contract as found and the writings, that the plaintiffs were to forbear immediate suit and grant an extension of credit; but in the contract the terms upon which the credit was to be given, both as to the times of payment and amounts, differed materially from those stipulated in the writings. According to the contract, the defendants were to have an extension of credit until July 1, 1912, or thereabouts, and in the meantime were to make payments on their 1911 premium accounts, at such times and in such amounts as they reasonably could from the receipts of their business; but no writing was put in evidence which reasonably can be construed as embodying such an agreement. The letter of November 18, 1911, upon which the plaintiffs chiefly rely, is the only writing in which terms for an extension of credit are specified. But this writing does not aid the plaintiffs, for the terms of credit there proposed are widely different from those found to have been finally agreed to by the parties. The terms of payment were vital elements of the contract, and, unless evidenced by writing, render the contract void under the New York statute.

It further appears that, under the contract as found by the court, the plaintiffs were to pay the underwriters the 1911 premiums on the domestic policies upon which the defendants were directly responsible to the underwriters. This obligation was not expressly provided for in any of the writings put in evidence, and it may be doubtful whether it was involved by necessary implication in any of the propositions which the writings contained. Moreover, the writings that passed between the parties embodied terms that were in no way contained in the contract as found by the court, and the letters of January 17, 1912, and January 18, 1912, disclose that the parties' minds had not met upon the terms proposed in the writings; that the conditions upon which payment was to be made of the balance due the plaintiffs had not then been agreed upon.

The judgment of the District Court is vacated, the verdict is set aside, the case is remanded to that court for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion, and the plaintiffs in error recover their costs in this court,

CHIN AH YOKE 'V. WHITE, Immigration Com'r.

Ex parte CHIN AH YOKE.

(Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. August 20, 1917. Rehearing Denied

October 8, 1917.)

No. 2859.

1. ALIENS 32(8)—PROCEEDINGS FOR DEPORTATION OF CHINESE-SUFFI

CIENCY OF EVIDENCE.

Evidence held to sustain a finding by immigration officers that a Chinese woman, arrested for being unlawfully in the United States, was an

alien, and not, as claimed, a native citizen. 2. ALIENS 32(5)-PROCEEDINGS FOR DEPORTATION OF CHINESE JURISDIC

TION-BURDEN OF PROOF.

The fact that a Chinese woman is arrested as an alien practicing prostitution in this country, in violation of the immigration laws, is sufficient to give the immigration officials jurisdiction to hear and determine the case, and on the hearing the burden of proof is on the defendant on all

issues, including a claim to American citizenship. 3. ALIENS C32(9)–PROCEEDINGS FOB DEPORTATION OF CHINESE-FAIRNESS OF HEARING.

That a witness, examined in deportation proceedings against a Chinese person, had left the state for his home, and could not be recalled by the commissioner for cross-examination, when requested by defendant, did not invalidate the proceedings, where the commissioner offered to hear the witness, if produced by defendant.

Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the First Division of the Northern District of California; Maurice T. Dooling, Judge.

Habeas corpus by Chin Ah Yoke, alias Jane Doe, against Edward White, Commissioner of Immigration for the port of San Francisco. From an order dismissing the petition, petitioner appeals. Affirmed.

Geo. A. McGowan, of San Francisco, Cal., for appellant.

John W. Preston, U. S. Atty., and Casper A. Ornbaun, Asst. U. S. Atty., both of San Francisco, Cal., for appellee.

Before GILBERT and HUNT, Circuit Judges, and WOLVERTON, District Judge.

GILBERT, Circuit Judge. The appellant appeals from the order of the court below sustaining a demurrer to a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. She had been arrested on the charge that she was an alien who had been practicing prostitution since her entry into the United States, and had been ordered deported. On the application for the writ the proceedings before the immigration officials were taken as part of the petition. It appeared therefrom that the appellant was

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cen into custody on September 1, 1915; that she was examined on ptember 7, and again on September 20, 1915, at which examinations le refused to answer questions as to her identity, but asserted that ie was born in the United States and was a citizen thereof, and that er father was looking after her case. On December 20, 1915, there vere filed on her behalf her own and four other affidavits : The affidavit of Chin Duck Quong, who deposed that he was the appellant's father, and that she was born March 23, 1896, at a given number on Commercial street, San Francisco, that Lee Shee was her mother, that Lee Shee died on or about June 20, 1900, and that the appellant had never been out of the United States; the affidavit of Ho Shee, who stated in detail her knowledge of the fact that the appellant was born in San Francisco, that the affiant resided in the same building, and that she knew the appellant until the death of Lee Shee, the appellant's mother, and that the appellant was then placed in the custody of affiant, who cared for and raised her under the supervision of Chin Duck Quong, appellant's father; the affidavit of Chin Shee, who testified that he knew the appellant and her parents, that the appellant continued to reside with her parents until her mother's death, and thereafter was placed in the custody and care of Ho Shee, who lived in the same building; the affidavit of Chin Pak, who deposed that he had known the appellant since she was 2 or 3 years of age, that she was then living with her parents, Chin Duck Quong and his wife, Lee Shee, in San Francisco, and that he had seen the appellant at frequent intervals from that time to the present. None of these Chinese persons who so deposed was called or examined before the immigration officials.

[1] There can be no doubt that there was evidence sufficient to justify the conclusion that the appellant was practicing prostitution at the time when she was taken in custody. The question whether she was an American citizen was decided adversely to her upon the following evidence: Robinson, one of the commissioners, certified on January 5, 1916, that he had “received information from a Chinese source” that the woman under arrest came to the United States a few years ago as the wife of a "Lim” man; and another inspector, in his memorandum for the commissioner, stated that information had been conveyed to him from several sources after her arrest that the appellant was a prostitute, and that she came to this country as the wife of a “Lim” man, who had since departed for China. Upon the information thus received from anonymous sources, the immigration records were searched, and a photograph was found upon which the immigration officials reached the conclusion that the appellant was Wong Ah Muy, who came to the United States on October 7, 1912, and that she was therefore a Chinese alien. The photographs of Chin Ah Yoke and Wong Ah Muy were presented to the court below on the petition for the writ, and to this court on the appeal. We think that they afford substantial evidence to sustain the conclusion of the immigration officials. Not only is there a general resemblance between the photo.

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graphs, with such difference as might be produced by three years of fast living, but the peculiar significance of the photographs is in the fact that in each there are two pits or pock marks, plainly visible, found in the identical position on each face.

[2] The appellant cites Moy Suey v. United States, 147 Fed. 697, 78 C. C. A. 85, and Gee Cue Beng v. United States, 184 Fed. 383, 106 C. C. A. 493, to the proposition that under her claim of citizenship she cannot be deported without an adjudication in a court, and that the burden is upon the government to prove that her claim of citizenship is unfounded. The doctrine of the cases so cited has not been accepted by other courts. In neither of the cases did the court take note of Chin Bak Kan v. United States, 186 U. S. 193, 22 Sup. Ct. 891, 46 L. Ed. 1121, in which the court said:

"By the law the Chinese person must be adjudged unlawfully within the United States unless he 'shall establish by affirmative proof, to the satisfaction of such justice, judge or commissioner, his lawful right to remain in the United States.'

See, also, Chin Yow v. United States, 208 U. S. 8, 28 Sup. Ct. 201, 52 L. Ed. 369, and United States v. Wong You, 223 U. S. 67, 32 Sup. Ct. 195, 56 L. Ed. 354.

In United States v. Too Toy (D. C.) 185 Fed. 838, Judge Hand refused to follow the rule of Moy Suey v. United States, holding that in United States v. Ju Toy, 198 U. S. 253, 25 Sup. Ct. 644, 49 L. Ed. 1040, it had been decided that the United States has the power to determine through the Executive Department the very issue of fact upon which its power of exclusion depends, and that it is not enough to give jurisdiction to a court that that issue involves citizenship. In Yee Ging v. United States (D. C.) 190 Fed. 270, Judge Maxey refused to follow Gee Cue Beng v. United States, notwithstanding that it was a decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals of his circuit, and held that the burden of proof was upon the Chinese person to prove, as he claimed, that he was a natural-born citizen. The fact that the appellant here is charged with being a Chinese prostitute in the United States in violation of the Immigration Act of 1907 (Act Feb. 20, 1907, c. 1134, 34 Stat. 898) is sufficient to show the jurisdiction of the immigration officials. United States v. Wong You, 223 U. S. 67, 32 Sup. Ct. 195, 56 L. Ed. 354. And we hold that the burden of proof is not shifted upon the United States by the fact that the appellant claims to be a citizen of the United States. Lee Yuen Sue v. United States, 146 Fed. 670, 77 C. C. A. 96; Yee King v. United States, 179 Fed. 368, 102 C. C. A. 646.

[3] The appellant contends that the hearing was unfair in that her counsel was afforded no opportunity to cross-examine Wong Him Sing, who had given testimony on September 1 and 2, 1915, tending to show that the appellant was a prostitute. Wong Him Sing was an American citizen, and after his examination he returned to his home at Yuma, Ariz. It was explained to appellant's counsel that owing to that fact, Wong Him Sing could not be produced for cross-examina

tion; but the immigration officials offered to hear the cross-examination of the witness, if the appellant had means by which to accomplish the opportunity. That was all that they were required to do, or could do. Low Wah Suey v. Backus, 225 U. S. 460, 32 Sup. Ct. 734, 56 L. Ed. 1165.

The judgment is affirmed.

INDIANA HARBOR BELT RY. CO. 6. UNITED STATES.
(Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. July 24, 1917.)

No. 2457.

1. MASTER AND SERVANT Ow13EMPLOYÉS-HOURS OF SERVICE ACT.

Under Hours of Service Act March 4, 1907, c. 2939, § 3, 36 Stat. 1416 (Comp. St. 1916, & 8679), declaring that the provisions for penalty for keeping employés on duty for longer than allowed shall not apply in case of casualty or unavoidable accident, or where the delay was the result of a cause not known to the carrier, or its officer or agent in charge of such employé at the time the employé left the terminal, and which could not have been foreseen, a railroad company cannot excuse the keeping of train employés on duty for longer than 16 hours, though the derailment of a car in a train ahead caused a delay which resulted in keeping the employés on duty for longer than the period allowed; it not appearing that after the derailment the company exercised a high degree of diligence to avoid the etfect thereof.

2. MASTER AND SERVANT 17-OPERATION-HOURS OF SERVICE ACT.

In an action for violating the Hours of Service Act by keeping train employés on duty for more than 16 hours, evidence held insufficient to show that the company's agents exercised a high degree of care to prevent employés from being on duty longer than the period allowed.

In Error to the District Court of the United States for the Eastern Division of the Northern District of Illinois.

Action by the United States against the Indiana Harbor Belt Railway Company for violation of the Hours of Service Act. There was a judgment for the United States, and defendant brings error. Affirmed.

F. Harold Schmitt, of Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff in error.

Charles F. Clyne and Frederick Dickinson, both of Chicago, Ill., and Philip J. Doherty, of Washington, D. C., for the United States.

Before KOHLSAAT and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM. [1] The railroad crew, consisting of five men in charge of a freight train running from Blue Island to Chicago and return, a distance of 63 miles, and which train was engaged in interstate commerce, was in continuous service for a period varying from 17 hours 5 minutes to 17 hours 35 minutes. In justification for such hours of service the plaintiff in error showed that, by reason of a derailment of a car in a train ahead, there was a delay of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

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