92 U.S. 432 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. B.D. Silliman for the appellants.

Mr. W.R. Beebe, contra.

MR. JUSTICE CLIFFORD delivered the opinion of the court.

Sailing rules were ordained to prevent collisions between ships employed in navigation, and to preserve life and property embarked in that perilous pursuit, and not to enable those whose duty it is to adopt, if possible, the necessary precautions to avoid such a disaster, to determine how little they can do in that direction without becoming responsible for its consequences...

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