Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Assistant Attorney General Dickinson for plaintiffs in error.
Mr. S.M. Winn, (with whom was Mr. F.H. Southard on the brief,) for defendants in error.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.
The appellate jurisdiction of this court is defined by the acts of Congress. By section 6 of the act of April 29, 1802, c. 31, 2 Stat. 156, 159, whenever there was a division of opinion in the Circuit Court upon a question of law, the question might be certified to this court for decision; provided that the case might proceed in the Circuit Court if in its opinion further proceedings...
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