APPEAL from the Circuit Court for the District of Maryland.
This was a case of collision, in Chesapeake Bay, between the schooner Ellen Forrester and the steamship Fannie. The owners of the schooner libelled the steamer in the District Court for Maryland. That court decreed in their favor. The Circuit Court on appeal did the same. The owners of the steamer now brought the case here. No question of law was involved; the case resting chiefly on a conflict of evidence, as to what had or had not existed or been done, on the respective vessels at the time of the accident.
Messrs. Reverdy Johnson and Andrew Sterrett Ridgley, for the appellant; Mr. H. Stockbridge, contra.
Mr. Justice STRONG stated the admitted facts, the evidence on the disputed ones, and delivered the opinion of the court.