THIS was an appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Florida to the Circuit Court for the same district. There had been no decree rendered in that court, but consent of parties was given to the transfer of the cause into this court. The record was accordingly filed, and the case docketed. Upon the case being called, it was submitted by Mr. Field, Assistant Attorney General for the United States, no opposite counsel appearing.
The CHIEF JUSTICE delivered the opinion of the court