Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. J. Hubley Ashton for appellant. Mr. Thomas D. Riordan was with him on the brief.
Mr. Assistant Attorney General Parker for appellee.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER delivered the opinion of the court:
Before proceeding to dispose of this case upon the merits the question of jurisdiction, although not argued by counsel, must receive attention.
The act of Congress of March 3, 1891, establishing Circuit Courts of Appeals and defining and regulating the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States, 26 Stat. 826, c. 517, was passed to facilitate the prompt...
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