White v. Butler - 171 U.S. 379 (1969)
U.S. Supreme Court
White v. Butler, 171 U.S. 379 (1898)
White v. Butler
Argued March 21-22, 1898
Decided May 81, 1898
171 U.S. 379
APPEALS FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
White v. Berry, ante, 171 U. S. 366, affirmed and followed.
The case is stated in the opinion.
MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
Butler, the appellee in the first of the above cases, was a storekeeper of the United States at the Hannis distillery at Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Ruckman, the appellee in the second case, was also a storekeeper at the same distillery.
The bill in each case is substantially like that in White v. Berry, ante, just decided. The relief asked by Butler and Ruckman is the same as that asked by Berry, and the decree rendered in behalf of each was the same as that rendered in Berry's case.
For the reasons stated in the opinion just delivered in White v. Berry, the decree in each of the above cases must be
Reversed, and the causes remanded, with directions to dismiss the bills.