Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. William L. Royall and Mr. Daniel H. Chamberlain for plaintiff in error. Mr. James V. Brooke filed a brief for same.
Mr. R.A. Ayres and Mr. Walter R. Staples for defendant in error.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE MATTHEWS delivered the opinion of the court. After stating the facts as above reported, he continued:
It is not questioned but that the declaration discloses a cause of action within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court, if the amount or value of the matter in dispute exceeds five hundred dollars, exclusive of costs, for it is a suit of a civil nature arising under the Constitution of the United States, and therefore within the words of § 1 of the...
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