92 U.S. 439 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. R.D. Benedict for the appellants.

Mr. William M. Evarts, contra.

MR. JUSTICE CLIFFORD delivered the opinion of the court.

Owners of ships appoint the master and employ the crew, and consequently are, as a general rule, held responsible for the conduct of both in the navigation of the vessel.

Exceptions exist to that rule in certain cases; as where the craft is one without sails or steam apparatus, or where the difficulties of the navigation make it necessary to employ a steam-tug, and to turn over the control and navigation...

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