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i.m. grist & sons, Publishers. } 31 <j?amil|? Jfleirepiter: 4l,r ltic Promotion of the political, Social, Agricultural, and tEommeijriat Interests of the ?outh. _ j TI!R^INC,LE0?oApvVFAi?ElLANK.AKIi' VOL. 43. ~~ ~ YORKVILLE, S. O., WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1897. . NO. 56. 'WHO'S BY HUGO ST. Fll Copyright, 1897, by the Author. Synopsis of Pevious Installments. In order that new readers of The Enquirer may begin with the following installment ot this story, and understand it just the same as though they had read it all from the beginning, we here give a synopsis of that portion of it which has already been published: Chapters I and II.?Harmon O. Westcott an American born to humble fortune, learns that he is endowed with the strength of Samson, but that he must not use the gift except of necessity. III.?The young Samson, who has tested his strength, meets in Harold O. Westeott, a physical double, born upon the same day. Harold is a bachelor of great wealth and without ties. Harmon reveals his secret and by way of example lifts an immense safe with ease, and, taking a sword between the fingers of his left hand, snapsitintwolikeapipestem. IV.?Harold is an amateur boxer, and, learning that Harinou is somewhat skilled in the art, engages him as bis substitute in a match with a noted pugilist. The young Samson is an easy victor, and his double makes a contract with him to masquerade in the plumage of Harold O. Westeott for one year. He is installed in Harold's quarter's with a princely bank account, while the real Harold goes to Europe. V and VI.?The first day of his novel role the young Samson, at the immediate risk of anv ordinary life, saves the mother of Harold's fiancee from a horrible death in the presence of her daughter, who. recognizes the hero, as she supposes. VII.? Harold's mail contains a letter which apparently implicates him in transactions in green goods and another from the girl begging him to call. Tlje family has returned unexpectedly from Europe, and she had planned a surprise for her lover, , no\^ on the ocean to join her. Harmon summons Detective Cone to find the address of the girl, Jeanette, and that worthy """ " flmr ill ?Vl?> CTrPPtl USUI'S a VIluiuaoi viwf ? * v?v b- ? , goods letter, which he chances to see. ! VIII.?Harmon calls on Jeanette and ex plains his delay by telling of injuries re- I ceived at the time of rescue. The inter- , view leads up to a point where the caller , feels it his duty as a man of honor to declare that he is not Harold Westcott. Instead of fainting, Jeanette murmurs: * "Dear Harold, you need rest. Think no more of this." IX.?Harmon returns to the Westcott apartments to find that they are watched by Detective Cone. He sus- ' pects the absent owner of criminal associations. Jeanette's mother sends the family physician to advise Harmon to leave town for a week to recover his health and sanity. X.?Harmon retires to a village on the Hudson. He is tracked by the western green goods man, who demands $10,000 in cash upon an old promise of Harold Westcott's. Harmon thinks it is blackmail, but agrees to meet the villain at night upon the Palisades. The strong man is lured into ambush by a gang, headed by a notorious desperado. CHAPTER XIV. A SURPRISE. "Whom are you expecting?" I asked, walking forward. "Boss Jones and Brown." These were not the individuals for whom I was looking, but the negro made it clear with his next words. "Mr. Jones was out heah dis morniu and said as how him and Mr. Brown was to meet a young gemman dat was comin out heah dis ebenin; reckons yo' am dat gemman." "I think I am. Did they mention my name?" "Doau* di8remember. Won't yo' walk inside?" He made a movement, but I checked him. "The night is not too cool to stay oatdoors." "Den I'll brangyo' a cheer," which he proceeded to do. "Thanks." And I seated myself Dear him, while he resumed his place in the doorway. I lit a cigar, crossed my legs and leaned back at ease, intending to question him as to tlio past, for there was more than one curious phuse about this business. "What is your name?" "Steph." "How long have you lived here?" " 'Bout ten yeara " "Have you no family?" "Not much; only Dine, my wife, and 'leben chillen." "Eleven children I Where are they all, and where is your wife?" "She and de chillen went to de sarcus dis ebenin." "Where is the circus?" "Ober at Hackumsack, five or six miles off." "When do you expect them home?" "Waal, de sarcus ortcr be ober 'bout 10 o'clock, and dey'll be so hungry dat dey'll hurry home, and orter got here in free or four hours." "Did Mr. Jones, when he called, arrange that your family were to be away?" "Wheneber he comes heah, dem am his 'rangements. He tole me today dat it war to be de same. I related to him 'bout de sarcus. Dat war a special provcndence. I allers blebes in such t'ings? Sh!" He straightened up with the quickness of an Indian 6COut. I had heard nothing, but the next moment the soft sound of approaching footsteps fell on my ear. "Dat yo', Mr. Joues?" asked Steph, rising to his feet and peering into the gloom. There was no answer, but the man walked forward until the lamplight through the open door revealed his identity. "Good evening. I am here ahead of you." It was I who mnde this salutation, though I did not rise to my feet. Tom Diseoe was looking for me, and, recognizing my voice, replied: "I didn't believe you would come." 4 4 Why not?'' 44 'Capse I didn't think you had the sand. You're a big coward." "You may find before this business is finished that I have as much courage as you." "We'll see. Steph, I want to see you a minute." "Yas, sir." Without apologizing to me, he led the negro off in the durkness beyond earahot 1 could hear the mumble of their wmf IMSTERE, M. 0. voices, but was unable to catch a wortl of what passed between them. Since Discoe came back alone, the explanation of the incident was simple. Steph had been placed on guard tg give warning of the approach of strangers. Evidently Mr. Discoe did not mean to neglect any precaution. He speedily returned to where I sat in the chair smoking. He remained standing, halting directly in front of me. "Did you bring the money with you?" "Didn't I say I would? Isn't that answer enough?" "I won't believe it till I see it" 3t was clear that Discoe was in one of his ugliest moods. He had not forgiven me for deferring this payment until the present. I bad bluffed him at Englewood, and it rankled in his memory. It was natural that he should not expect to meet me here at night; that I hod done so was proof I was scared into the stop. It would be strange if I came that far with $10,000, but still stranger that, knowing his desperate character,I should ha 7e ventured to make the journey without the money. He was not the man to stand trifling. I studied the scoundrel. His face had a look so malevolent that I was convinced he meant to assault me after I should turn over the money. He seemed to hold an inextinguishable hatred of me. "Come into the house." The command could not have been gruffer had it been addressed to Steph. It angered me; but, secure in my posiWnn T rnco nnrl psirrrinn tVlA chair ill KAV/AJ, A AVWV,, ~ J CI ona baud, went inside and sat down by the table. He took his position on the other side, with the bright lamp between us. "Now let me see that money." I withdrew the large pocketbook from under my arm, opened and held it up so that he could observe the crisp $1,00 bills. "Do you note them? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten? an even $10,000," I said, sliding them one after the other between my tbumt and forefinger, so thut all passed in review before him. His evil eyes took on a now glitter. "Are you satisfied?" 1 a?kod, buttoning my coat, shoving my hands into my p- ckets and leuuing back, with my legs cussed. "They seem to be all right, but I ain't sure." "They came out of the bank this forenoon. If you have any doubt about them, why, of course you don't wish to rtoeive the bills.'' "I didn't say that. Pass 'em over, and I'll soon let you know." "There is no hurry. Steph's folks won't be back from the circus for several hours. Besides, the understanding was that Jake Huke was to meet me here. Why is he not present?" "He's as good as here. He's within call." So, in addition to the negro, one ol the criminals was on guard. "Hadn't you better call him? I should like to have a witness when I pay ovei this money to you." TKo hirionria ocnivl nil thfl fflCfl of Tom Discoe showed for the first time a suspicion of treachery on his part. He half rose to his feet, as if about to leap ovex the table at my throat. "What's the matter?" I coolly asked. "By , if you try that, your life won't be worth a minute's purchase I No man can come to this house without my receiving warning, uud at the first signal from Jake or the darky?puff I That'8 the end of you!" "My dear fellow, you are too suspicious. I could have arranged a plot against you, but it wasn't necessary." "Wasn't safe, you mean. You know Tom Discoe too well to try that. As it is, I've an account to settle with you." "I mean what I said. Hud I thought it necessary, I would have had several United States officers on hand, but I can manage you alone." This threat was thrown away. He had no idea of my meaning, for the idea of my threatening him was too preposterous to be believed. "Thomas, it is understood that this is all the money I am to pay you; that I have as yet given you nothing but promises"? "There, there, none of that! Don't thrash that over again. All you have to do is to hand that money to me and get out?after I'm through with you," he ndded with horrible significance. "Suppose I have changed my mind." "What arc you trying to get at?" "Suppose I have changed my mind r.nd concluded to keep my money and have nothing to do with you two infernal scamps." "Bo careful. I don't allow such jokes as that" "I am not joking. I nover was more in earnest in my life. I consider you and Huke two of the most contemptible sneaks and villains in the country. Thero are hundreds in the penitentiary better than you. You are such a coward that you pretend you do not understand me, when I can't make my language any plainer. Now, I am not going to let you have a penny. When I leave here, I snail taKe every uouar i urougnt wun me. Have you enough brains in your thick skull to understand that?" With the last words I rose to nay feet, kicked the chair from behind me, and, with my arms at my side, confronted tho ruffian. Something like a smile seamed his evil countenance as he, too, arose. He must have been struck with the grim absurdity of the whole thing. I was actually defying him?Tom Discoe, the great desperado who had killed more thun one man. "X wish Jake was here," he said. "I'd like Him to see this." "I'll wait till you bring him." My fear was that the criminal would draw a pistol. Such fellows are "quiok on the shoot,'' and I had learned something about Discoe within the p*st 24 hours. But the wretch was in New Jersey, where they have a habit of hanging murderers, and, much as he would have been pleased to send a bullet through: my heart, his fear for his own r.ftfk restrained him. No; he would pound me to a j^lly and leave mo to recover at my leisure. His self confidence was absolute He deliberately walked round tbe end o? me table, and, without any haste in the matter, extended his hand to g^ .p my throat I did not stir my body, but, reaching out both hands, grasped each of his arms above the elbow. With a flirt I turned his side against my breast and with my left hand reaching around and holding his left upper arm squeezed him so tight that his right arm was powerless between our bodies. Thus with one hand I held him helpless, my right arm being free. "Now, Thomas, what are you going to do about it?" He possessed the strength of two ordinary men, and he put forth every ounce of it Three furious wrenches failed to release him. "No nse, my boy. You see, I am using only one hand and you can't help yourself. See?" And to convince him of the truth of what I said I rapped his cheek smartly with my free hand. "When you get your breath, try it again." He did, with the delirinm of a wounded tiger. Then he tried to twist and interlock his legs with my own. I suffered him to do so. His knotted muscles were like ivory, and it seemed as if he could wrench an oak from its roots. "While you are amusing yourself in that way I'll attend to business." Thrusting my free hand into the rear pocket of my coat, I drew out a brace of handcuffs. * 'I think these will look well on you. ?o be a good boy and submit to what you can't help." I have often wondered what thought urged through the scoundrel's head, when, catching his two wrists in one hand, I held them immovable while 1 snapped the steel bracelets in place. I did it deliberately, as does one who is sure of his ground. He struggled with the madness of desperation and was still struggling when from the same pocket I pulled out a new and powerful cord. "This, Thomas, are for your ankles. It won't do any good to kick." He tried it, but, throwing him on his back with a force that made every window rattle, I wound the rope around his legs several times and tied it. "The cord isn't very strong," I said, holding a piece out at arm's length and easily snapping it by a twitch of my two hands, "but it will hold you." At this juncture it seemed to occur to my prisoner that it would be a good thing to have Jake Huke present. Accordingly, he emitted a yell, which might have been heard a half mile off in the stillness of the night. CHAPTER XV. "UP WITH YOUR HANDS!" Among the numerous sailboats moving over the rippling surface of the Hudson, opposite the upper part of the city of New York, on that pleasant evening in May, wa8 a roomy craft containing three persons. One was the master, while the others were a heavily armed United States marshal and his deputy. They cruised for a time, seemingly with no object except the pleasure of sailing, but as the afternoon drew to a close and night settled over the river they approached the Jersey shore and ran in where the water was deep enough to permit them to touch land without availing themselves of the rickety Fort Lee dock. "Whew!" remarked Marshal Welling, glancing at the towering Palisades. "That's going to be a stiff climb." "You're sure there's a path, captain?" was the inquiring remark of Deputy Burton. "Yes. It's easy enough when you're used to it." "But the deuce of it is to get used to it. I never did fancy climbing mountains. " "The Palisades are more'n twice as high a little farther up stream." "Well, you needn't take us there. This will do." Captain Green lowered his sail and made his boat fast. "Do you want me to go with you?" ' 'No. You're to wait here against our return. We expect to have company." "The boat will carry all you'll bring." "But you're to show us the path." The captain led the way a short distance up stream and paused. "There you are. Just keep at it until* you reach the top." "The sooner begun, the sooner done," remarked the marshal, startiug to clam? 1-' 1? Der up the slope, wmcn was uae mo roof of a house. It was a tremendous task. The dirt crumbled and rattled under tjieir feet They stumbled and fell, advancing sometimes on their hands and knees, frequently pausing to gain breath, peering upward and wondering how many more miles remained to climb. But they kept at it until they reached the level ground, perspiring and in such a state of collapse that they sat down and did not utter a word for 15 minutes. "If we had run right against them coming down," observed the leading officer, when he had finally recovered, "I would have taken off my hat and said, 'Gentlemen, we're yours to command. ' " "How do you feel now?" "Fully rested and hungry. Come on." It was like recuperation to walk on level ground, and after a time they debouched into the highway at the point where Pulisade avenue ends on the bluffs of the Hudson. "Couo gavo us a diagram, drawn so well thatjwe cannot go astray. I've got it so fixed in my mind that there's no need of consulting it." "And the stone house is on the left as we go toward Englewood?" "Yes. Not quite half a mile back, right in front of whore we are to turn in, is zp of.V: with a gnarled branch about HO J'oet from . he ground. Cone made a skotah of it, so I shall recognize the limb the moment my eye rests on it." "That's all well enottgb, but Discoe and Huke will have some one on the watch. Pity it isn't a darker night." "If it was we should never find the right spot" Having eetuea upon me canreuc course, the two began walking in the direction of Englewood. It was after 9 o'clock, and without knowing the right hour at which to make the intended ar But they kept at it until they reached the level ground. rest, they had accidentally hit npon the best that could have been selected. Both of the men had had experience in dealing with criminals, and both, therefore, knew it was indispensable that whatever they did should be in the nature of a surprise. If the desperadoes suspected what was on foot, the whole scheme must come to nuught This will explain what occurred Within the following few minutes. The two walked beside each other in the middle of the road, as the three tramps had dono a short time before. In the bright but uncertain moonlight they were looking sharply for the oak with the gnarled limb. Some minutes later the marshal whispered: I "This will do. Com?!" They left the road and entered the wood on their left, turning squarely about and retracing the direction whence they came. Their intention was to approach the sentinel undetected if possible and make him prisoner. I Thus the two officers reasoned: The fellow against whom they bad al| most brushed was one of the criminals. ! He was stationed near the highway, sinoe all danger was likely to come from that point It would be comparatively easy to circle around in the wood and come upon the stone bouse from the rear, and in doing so they were quite sure to catch the other rogue or rogues at fault, but the man by the highway would take the alarm and escape. The true course, therefore, was first to I capture him, doing it with a sudden I energy that would allow him no time to warn his confederates. To do this hfi must be approached with the stealth of an Apache?a task that was almost insurmountably difficult, sinco he was evidently on his guard against such a movement. Tho officers held no doubt that tbeir simple ruse had deceived him. Since they had gone a long way beyond they now retraced their steps with considerable speed until quite near where they believed him to be standing. Then they paused for a whispered conferenca "You pass around to the right," said the marshal, "while I approach him from this side. The one that reaches him first scoops him in." "All right," replied his assistant, immediately vanishing from sight Let us follow the movements of Marshal Welling. He was among the trees, but within ten feet of the highway, and intended to maintain that distance until be caught his man. It was necessary to keep in shadow in order to hide his approach. At the same time it seemed alinoHt impossible to get within striking distance of the fellow without being detected. But no other course presented itself. "Providence takes care of his own." This exultant thought was caused by the rattle of a heavy wagon coming from Englewood and going toward the Palisades. Tho officer stood motionless until the rattling of the heavy vehicle was close Then, protected by the noise, he took a number of steps forward, only halting when afraid of running upon the sentinel. At the moment the marshal was standing motionless and listening for some sound that would make known the exact locution of his man ho hcurd a stealthy movement, not in front, bat behind him. His first thought was that by an extraordinary turn ho hud passed the sentinel without either being aware of it It was clear, at any rate, that some one was stealing upon the officer himself. It was a case of the tiger hunting the hunter when the latter supposed himself to be hunting the tiger. Who could this stranger be but the criminal the marshal hud set out to arrest? Despite the extreme caution of the latter, his approach must have been detected, and now his man was seeking to gain the drop on him. "But I'm blessed if he shall 1" mut- h tered the officer, compressing his lips, c He was not only resolute, but he would c prefer death to having the tables turned I on him in so disgraceful a fashion. He si could never face one of his associates after such a humiliation. ft He placed his hand on the revolver at tl his hip and straightened up with his v eyes turned to the rear. He expected an a order to hold up his hand and was ready It to meet such command with a pistol shot. n But as in the case of the man who tl shadowed me this individual was too t< . alert to be caught. He stood silent and t) motionless among the shadows, so that tl neither of the men could locate the other. T A startling complication impended, a The deputy in circling about so as to come upon the criminal from the other 0 direction would approach the marshal a under the belief that he was the mis- ^ creant for whom all this risk was incur- t,] red. The blunder would give the crim- S( inal time to get away before the mistake t] could be corrected. d Standing thus, sorely puzzled to de- 0 cide what to do, the officer again caught cj the soft rustling behind him. Yes, a p man was there, and he was after Mar- g sbal Welling. But at the moment the officer was cer- ^ tain that in some way his intended pris- j( oner had got behind him and was seeklug his undoing a guarded movement fell ^ upon his ear, but it was from the front ^ The singularly caught officer felt that 8) he must do something. He could not stand idle until the bolt descended upon his own head. ' His inclination was to turn about and ^ leap upon the "one at the rear. He peered e Into the gloom, waiting only for the moment when he could discern even ! faintly his outlines. ^ But suddenly changing his mind at sight of the dim figure in front he lev- P eled his pistol and said in a low voice: "Up with your hands! One yawp, , and you're a dead man 1" P TO BE CONTINUED. f< ? a (ftyV *<?* ?**%%% ? w jj INJUNCTION PERPETUAL c Individuals May Sell Liquor a In Original Packages. b a SIMONTON IN PINKUSSOHN CASE. " . P Nothing; Left For the State Now bat to ^ Reduce Priced and Try to Undersell. e The long looked for decision of J uage u Simonton in the Pinkussohn original Sl package case was filed last Saturday a morning. The decision is against the ^ state, and restrains the constables from z interfering with original packages of f( liquor imported into the state for stor- Q age and sale. With some modifies- ^ tions, the temporary injunction against _ the constables is made permanent. j, The state can appeal to the supreme z court of the United States, but it has little to hope for from such an appeal, a as Judge Simonton has fortified bis tj positions by references to the supreme ^ court decision in the case of Scott vs. p Donald and to the Vandercock case, ^ which was decided by him in accord- e ance with the principles of that de- Q cision. Following is the full text of Judge ^ Simonton's decision : D United States of America, District of t] South Carolina?W. G. Moore, a a citizen and resident of the state of ^ New York, vs. W. N. Bahr, C. F. S( Glover, W. Livingston, S. Dean, J. q J. Browning, W. J. Snider, E. V. <j Baker and J. W. Scott, citizens and p residents of the state of South Carolina and state constables. e The complainant, a rectifier of li- tl quor and wholesale liquor dealer in the ], city of New York, files his bill against %\ the defendants, who are state consta- n bles, appointed under the provision of d dispensary act. a The facts stated are that the com- 0 plainant shipped to Charleston by the 8i Clyde Steamship compauy, an inter- b state commerce carrier, certain liquors, e wines and beers, products of other p states, in original packages to be stored 6 for the purpose of sale in such original c packages by his agent in that behulf |j appointed. tl That the defendants had entered the t] premises and had seized his goods, and a had interfered with the sale thereof. a That they are hopelessly insolvent, and that he has no remedy at law. b The bill prayed for an injunction. ), The return to the rule to show cause, e, after setting up certain objections to d the jurisdiction, admits substantially 0 the facts stated in the bill and denies the right of the complainant to import s\ into this state the wines, liquors and p beer mentioned in the complaiut, or to store them therein or to sell them by his agents or as claimed by him. The jurisdiction of this court upon * * ' ? *? -i - I - J * ? Wall flAftrnO n 1 All v II1C IUCLS SUll/dl IU LUC uui occijio vivc*i At the hearing it appeared that a there was no difference of opinion be- b tween counsel as to what constituted p an original package. And it was tl agreed that the packages which were E stored and offered for sale in this case f< were original packages. The ques- tl tions made were these: t< Has a dealer, a citizen of a state e; other than South Carolina, a right to \ import liquors, wines and beer in orig? G onal packages or to store them in this ti state for purposes of sale ? e: If this question be unswered in the h affirmative, must such sales be con- fi ducted under the restrictions of time, E quantity and person, made in the dis- tl peusary law? E In Cantini vs. Tillman, after full dis- 1 cussion and consideration, it was held h by this court, that the dispensary law, n in its general provisions, did not con- n diet with the constitution of the Uni- o ted States or this state. In this case, tl Cantini, a wholesale and retail dealer C in liquors, resident in Charleston, n claimed the right to carry on his busi- J ness, notwithstanding the dispensary d v iw, both on the ground of the unonstitutionality of the law, and beause he was a subject of the King of taly, and was protected by treaty tipulations. The court decided the case on the icts before it, but it expressly reserved tie question whether the act was not oid in such of its provisions as will Dnflict with the interstate commerce iw. In the case of Langford, it became ecessary to discuss some provisions of ae dispensary law conflicting with in;rstate commerce, and it was held aat in so far as such conflict existed, ae law was inoperative and void, 'bese two decisions are unreversed nd are the law for this court. In Donald vs. Scott, a full discussion f the relations between the dispensary cts and the law of interstate commerce ? ? ^Artlnlnn tvoo ftUJ LlttU UUU tIJC UCWIOIV/U YT t*o i vuvuvv* iat under the protection of the inter;ate commerce law, any resident of ae state could, notwithstanding the ispensary acts, import liquors for his wn use and consumption. This deision has been sustained by the sureme court of the United States in cott vs. Donald. In the Vandercock case recently eard and decided in this court, fol>wing the supreme court in Scott vs. lonald, it was held that a producer of rines and other liquors in California ad a right to import and sell in this t.ate his products in original packages. No difference can be seen in princile between the right of a producer, as ] the Vandercock case, and those of lie complaint in this case. Both are qually under the protection of theinjrstate commerce law. The concluion reached in this line of case is this: 'he state in the exercise of police ower can declare that the use of inaxicating liquors, of all kinds, as a everage is noxious, and injurious to lie health, welfare and safety of the eople, and having so declared, can irbid the manufacture, importation nd sale of such liquor within her orders. That such prohibition takes itoxicating liquors out of the category f articles of commerce, and is not in onflict with the interstate commere iw. But that so long as the slate re ogmzed tne use 01 intoxicating nquura s a beverage and encourages such use y purchasing them in large quantities nd selling them for such use to the ^habitants witbiu her borbers accomanying such purchase and sale, with prohibition to others from doing the ke, this prohibition is not a lawful xercise of police power. On the contrary, it is an attempt nder the guise of the police power to ecure for the state the benefits, profits nd emoluments of the liquor traffic eretofore enjoyed by individual citiens and so increase her revenue. And >r greater certainty in this behalf a lonopoly in this traffic is created in be state. That the state cannot enage in this business for this purpose, 1 contravention of the rights qf citiens of the other states. This being so, and the right to import nd sell in original packages being esiblished, it necessarily follows that bere must exist a right to have a lace for the receipt and exposure for ale of the original package so importd. The use is the inevitable conseuence of tbe other. But when this has been accomplished be protection of the interstate comlerce law ceases. This law protects be original package in its importation nd in its sale. The hours within rhich tbe sale can be made, the perdd to whom it can be made, and uantity at one time to be sold and the isposition after sale are within the olice power of the state. The provisions of the dispensary acts, xcept in far so as they conflict with be interstate commerce law, are absojtely binding on all persons within be state, so when once a sale has been lade of an original package, and its elivery within the state, it cannot gain be sold by its recipient or any ne else without violation of law. No ale can be made of liquors, wines or eer of original packages anywhere xcept between the hours by law apointed, 6 o'clock in the morning and o'clock in the afternoon. No sales an be made in such packages of quors, wines or beer, to be drank on be premises. None in quantities less ban half a pint and none on Sunday, nd none to minors or habitual drunkrds. These police provisions are irrevokaly fixed in the public policy and police iws of the state, and must be observd by all persons, citizens or strargers, oing business within the boundaries f the state. With these modifications and reactions, let an injunction issue as rayed for in the bill. Charles H. Simontoh, Circuit Judge. OLDKST BANK TNTHE WORLD. It will probably surprise a good iany people to learn that the oldest ank in existence is the Bank of Nales, which has lately been passing irough such troublous times. The iritish consul at Naples in his report >r last year furnishes some details of be foundation of the bank in the Six3enth century and points out that the arlier banks, the Monte Vecchio, of renice, and the Banco San Giorgio, at renoa, established in the Twelfth cenary, and the Bank of Barcelona, 3tablished in the Fourteenth century, ave all ceased to exist. The report xes tlie foundation 01 me Dana 01 laples at 1539, and the institution is aerefore far older than the Bank of Ingland, which was established in 694. It is in the unique position of aviDg a considerable capital to which o one lays any claim. For the explaation of this curious state of affairs ne has to go back to the time when be Neapolitans, in order to receive lharles V with great pomp and magificence, obtained vast loans from the ews against valuable pledges. The ifficulties of repayment were solved in right royal fashion by the king banishing the Jews, but the Jews con' trived before leaving to dispose of their securities to two Neapolitans on very easy terms. The buyers offered the pledges to their original owners at a reasonable profit on the transaction, and also offered further loans without interest on the old security. Philanthropic gifts were then made to the institution on condition that it advance loans without interest, and in this way the bank started practically as a charitable pawnbroker. Gradually, however, it developed into a bank doing ordinary commercial business, and up to nearly the end of the Seventeenth century prospered greatly.?ManchesA. /"I 3 ler uuaruiao. WAS FULL OF NICOTINE. Physlclann Removed Two Ounces of It From a Swelling. One of the most curious and inexplicable cases known in medicine and surgery, says the Chicago Times-Herald, is that of Peter Menker, the keeper of a grocery store at 405 West Lake street. He is more than 55 years of age and is the possessor of a magnificent physique. Up to six months ago , he had been one of the healthiest of men. He was vigorous and enjoyed athletic sports. There was none more robust looking. He was up mornings by the break of day and had an appetite at breakfast that would have doue credit to an army mule driver. Along in February, however, he began to droop. His spirits fell. He did not laugh as was his wont. His appetite was a dismal failure. The only thing that he seeiped to enjoy was his pipe of tobacco and bis rocking chair. These were his constant companions. He could not sleep. His friends advised tbe family to call in a doctor. He protested. Along about the 1st of March a swelling having the appearance of a ( carbuncle came on his right hand at its juncture anteriorly with the arm ' just over the radial artery. It seemed as if it might be erysipelas, so Dr. J. VV. Wild, a physician living at Milwaukee and Chicago avenues, thought. , At all events the sore was treated as such. Weeks went along and the patient grew worse instead of better. Poultices were applied, but they acted as irritants. Menker was finally compelled to go to bis bed. There he lay in a semi-somnolent state for days. Medicines did not revive him, nor lotions allay the throbbing pain caused by the gradually growing sore on his arm. It eventually grew darker and harder and more sensitive. The ma% grew more nervous until he was almost on the verge of delirium. More medical talent was consulted. The swelling did not show signs of ripening. It was agreed to apply the lance, and this was done. The diseased part was then of the size of a walnut, almost as hard and just as black. The gristle was penetrated, and in tbe synovial sack was found more than two ounces of dark, molasseslike looking fluid. It had a sickening smell that nenetrated the entire house. Upon examination it was discovered to be nicotine?nicotine almost as poisonous as that found at the bottom of a much used tobacco pipe. The wound was thoroughly drained and antiseptics applied. The blackish looking fluid was preserved and tested. But few traces of blood matter were discovered, hut the nicotine, in all of its deadly effects, was plainly apparent. Fifteen drops given to a cat resulted in the cat's death. Within 24 hours Mr. Menker began to improve. A week afterward he was about bis business. He has now regained his former vigor, but he despises tobacco in all its forms. He , cannot bear to smell its fumes. A , pipe is more nauseating than asafetida. It is revolting to all his nerves, and he , believes that were he to attempt to . use it in any form again it would , throw him into paroxysms. He is the best cured tobacco user that ever lived, and is gaining flesh since his rescue at i the rate of a half pound a day. Still he sells the weed, but in doing so he gives a word of warning to each of his purchasers. He had been using it incessantly for more than 30 years in all its various forms. There is a great diversity of opinion among physicians as to the genuineness of the fluid taken from the sack. Some contend that it must have passed through the heart in order to have found lodgment over the radial artery, and that, of course, a drop or so of nicotine would paralyize that organ and produce instant death. But Mr. Menker his friends and his doctors declare that it is nicotine. "If it isn't, then what is it?" they ask. Horse Steak.?A dispatch from Paris, Ky., to the Cincinnati Enquirer, under date of the 26th ultimo, says: "Probably the most unique supper ever given in the Blue Grass section was served in this city, when a dozen residents partook of choice tenderloin ' and sirloin steaks cut from a yearling thoroughbred filly, sired by the famous Hindoo, at Runnymade Stock farm, near Paris. While Dr. G. W. Jameson was spaying a filly for Clay & Woodford, with a view to improving her racing qualities, the filly jumped and an artery was severed, the filly bleeding to death. Dr. Jameson cut choice tenderloin and sirloin steaks from the animal, and kept them four ' days in his refrigerator. The fle3b was clear, though slightly ' darker than that of a beef. Dr. Jameson had the steaks cooked, and they were served, embellished with bread, pickles, sauce, etc., to a dozen Parisians one night at fioardinan's liver}' stable. Dr. Jameson says the flesh from the filly was as tender and sweet as any spriug lamb he ever ate, and that it tasted more like fresh shoat than beef."