In further explanation about the case you have
against the Gulf Company, I wish to tell you that the court ruled that
the case can not be tried this June court but wait until next autumn.
… As I told you before, the law of the case was well established
in your favor, which was proven by the court rejecting the Gulf Company’s
demurrer some time ago. Since then, Mr. Reid has gotten a good geologist
to make a report of the lease under question showing where you had lost
a great sum of money by the lack of drilling on the part of Gulf. …
15, 1932 The Beaumont Enterprise
ORANGE DAMAGE SUIT IS HALTED. Kishi Action Seeking
Two Million Is Stopped by Injunction Order. ORANGE, Texas, Feb. 15. –
Trial of the case of K. Kishi vs. the Gulf Production company and the
Humble Oil and Refining company, a damage suit for nearly two million
dollars was halted in district court Monday on account of an injunction
in federal court granted the defense to prevent further procedure in the
It was stated by counsel for the defense that
the injunction was granted in federal court on the grounds of a bill of
discovery in equity requesting a stay in the trial, pending examination
of the complaining witness, K. Kishi of near Orange, who is said to be
now in Japan. It was alleged by defense attorneys that an effort
had been made to procure testimony of Kishi in deposition form through
the American consul general in Japan and that this could not be done because
it would be in violation of the law of Japan.
The plaintiff in this case alleged damages on
account of failure of the defendant companies to drill according to contract
on plaintiff’s lands in the Orange oil field.
E. L. Reid, Orange, is representing the plaintiff
and the Gulf Production company is represented by Oswald S. Parker, Beaumont,
and the Humble Oil and Refining company by G. P. Dougherty, Houston.