Lydick-Barmann Co. (Lydick) (plaintiff) arranged for Rountree (defendant) to transport goods from Texas to Arkansas. Lydick and Rountree both signed a bill of lading that read, “consigned to Lydick-Barmann Company, destination 616 street, Louisiana City, Little Rock County, Ark. State. Notify Crone Company.” Rountree arrived in Louisiana City and found that Lydick had no office at the address listed in the bill of lading. Rountree delivered the goods to Crone Company. As a result, Lydick lost the goods and suffered a loss. Lydick sued Rountree for damages. Lydick obtained a judgment in its favor, and Rountree appealed.